The new Keith Chapman show will debut at MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2023 alongside the company’s ‘Caillou’ and ‘Johnny Test.’
WildBrain has just announced its launch of Jonny Jetboy (40 x 11’), a new animated kids’ series from Keith Chapman, creator of PAW Patrol and Bob the Builder, at MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2023. WildBrain’s slate for the market will also include two additional new originals: the CG-animated preschool show Caillou (52 x 11’) and the new version of comedy series, Johnny Test (40 x 11’).
Targeted at kids aged 4-7, the series follows the action-packed adventures of Jonny Jones, the youngest member of the Jones family, aka the JetFleet superheroes. Like every family, they don’t always get along, but when they work together, nothing in the world can stop them! Each week, Jonny will learn from his parents, his sister—and even the family’s pet tortoise—what it takes to be a true hero as they face off against the city’s villains.
iQIYI produced the series in collaboration with WildBrain as animation supervisor. China’s WinSing Animation Studio completed animation production. The creative team behind the show includes Chapman and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Berry in the Big City) who serve as Executive Producers, and Jinming Lu from WinSing Animation Studio.
WildBrain holds worldwide distribution rights for Jonny Jetboy, excluding greater China.
“I’m thrilled that Jonny Jetboy is now ready to be launched to the international market,” said Chapman. “It’s been an awesome journey so far, but I know this is just the beginning for Jonny. I can’t wait to see the series blast into the hearts and homes of families all around the world.”
Caroline Tyre, VP Global Sales & Rights Strategy, WildBrain, said, “It’s been fantastic to collaborate with iQIYI on Jonny Jetboy and to see another of Keith Chapman’s creations come to life. With Jonny Jetboy, Keith has once again used his creative genius to craft a series with all the right ingredients to entertain families worldwide, including action-packed adventures, heroic characters and high-tech gadgets. We can’t wait to introduce Jonny and the JetFleet to the international market at MIPJunior and MIPCOM.”
“Deep within every child’s heart lies the dream of becoming a hero,” said Xiaoxuan Yang, Vice President, iQIYI. “I am delighted to collaborate with Keith and the WildBrain team to unveil an extraordinary tale of a flying-themed hero, which will captivate children globally. I hope that iQIYI and Wildbrain can explore deeper collaboration beyond content acquisition.”
Buyers may screen Jonny Jetboy, Caillou and Johnny Test in the MIPJunior screenings and visit WildBrain at stand #R7.N13 to learn more.