Company also announces new animated series including ‘MeteoHeroes,’ set to launch next fall.
Mondo TV has announced a new strategic alliance with Toon2Tango, the new kids and family entertainment venture headed up by television and movie industry experts Ulli Stoef and Jo Daris. The alliance will focus on developing, co-producing and co-distributing unique and high-quality programs with at least eight new animated TV series in the next four years.
The company has also announced the arrival of the original children’s animated series MeteoHeroes on Italian TV. The full 52 x 7’episode show, a co-production with Meteo Expert Center, addresses issues like climate change, ecology and respect for nature through the adventures of six superpowered children. It’s an important message, delivered in a fun, engaging way in a series full of action and comedy that helps young viewers understand the issues and how they can help the planet. The series, set to premiere in autumn 2020, will have a major media campaign on April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, with the stars appearing in their roles as ambassadors in the fight to protect our planet.
Cartoonito has picked up Mondo’s Season 3 of the animated series Sissi the Young Empress. It will be returning in a new format: a 26 x 11’ series in 3D CGI. Sissi, married to Franz, now lives in Schönbrunn, where she starts a new life as an empress. However, she’s still the free-spirited, strong-willed princess everyone loves. Each episode is full of adventure as Sissi seeks to help her many human and animal friends around the estate.
Also new this year is the arrival of the animated series Invention Story (52 x 11), which will debut on free-to-air TV starting from April 2020 on Frisbee in Italy, Karusel in Russia and TV2 Kiwi in Hungary. A major pay TV deal for the Americas, North, South and Central America, is also in the works. This 3D CGI comedy encourages its young audience to have a creative approach to problems as they learn more about science and how it works.
Beyond animated entertainment, Mondo TV recently debuted the 260-episode, web-based show House of Talent. The show features a crew of over 20 talented teenage online influencers, boasting more than half a billion monthly impressions. The show has inspired two novels (with more to come) and multi-venue fan meet-and-greets that have attracted over 80,000 fans since the beginning of 2019. The launch of the web series saw the crew test their talents in different areas such as cooking, science, fashion, music and in the rooms of a real house. House of Talent is now expanding into more formats, to be revealed very soon.
The second season of the animated action adventure Robot Trains, which is rolling out across multiple markets, was followed by an agreement between Mondo TV and CJ ENM, a South Korean content and media company, to produce a third season. The 52 x 11’ 3D CGI series will debut in autumn 2020. Mondo TV, which was the distributor and licensing agent of Season 1, added co-production to its portfolio for Season 2, and is taking charge of the entire Season 3 production, including distribution and licensing.
Source: Mondo TV