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Splash Acquires Dazzling Star’s ‘Jing-Ju Cats’

Animated Chinese series combining principles of kung fu and Beijing opera has been setting records since its debut last year.

LOS ANGELES -- Just in time for MIPCOM, Splash Entertainment announced it has acquired the worldwide audio-visual rights (excluding Asia and Africa) to Dazzling Star’s award-winning Jing-Ju Cats (80 x 13’), China’s first animated series to combine the principles of kung fu and Beijing opera.

Jing-Ju Cats, which debuted in China on Toonmax and has broadcast on multiple channels throughout the region while setting record ratings in the territory, is currently available in English and Mandarin and aimed at kids 6-12 years of age. Splash Entertainment will be offering Jing-Ju Cats for the first time at MIP Junior and MIPCOM.

“Since the debut of season one in 2016 on Toonmax, Jing-Ju Cats has literally rewritten the record books in China, reaching over 18 percent market share of the Chinese audience and accumulating over 900 million views on the mainstream platform,” says Mevelyn Noriega, president of distribution at Splash Entertainment. “We are delighted to be working with Dazzling Star on such a unique series and look forward to sharing the action-packed adventures filled with comedy, courage and friendship with kids around the world.

Jing-Ju Cats aims to encourage audiences everywhere to develop into kind people with curious minds, compassionate hearts, and courage so they can grow into their authentic selves while finding their place in the world,” added YangGang Du, CEO of Dazzling Star.

Jing-Ju Cats is a series filled with comedy, magic and Kung-Fu, set in the fictional cat kingdom of Purpetua. Once known as a majestic cat paradise, Dark Lord An, with his mutant monster cats, has taken over and it is now a chaotic monster-infested land where evil reigns supreme. Join the mythical Jing-Ju Cats, led by Lil’ Pai, as they set out to defeat the Dark Lord An and reclaim their homeland.

Source: Splash Entertainment

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.