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Monster Entertainment to launch new slate at Kidscreen
05 Feb 2020 : News Desk
The Dublin-based distributor is launching a brand new slate of programming at the 2020 Kidscreen Summit in Miami next month.

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2019, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

The Monster Entertainment slate includes the following:

Koyaa and The Annoying Objects (13 x 3.5 mins for 4-8 year olds), is a fantastic, energetic stop motion animation series from Slovenia and was commissioned by RTV Slovenia. Koyaa lives on a rocky ledge high above the clouds in a mountain cottage with his best friend Mr Raven. Their days are bursting with action and wacky adventure! Ordinary objects keep coming to life around Koyaa, causing all kinds of trouble. Koyaa has been licensed to Noorplay for VOD.

Tommy & Robbie (52 x 4 mins for ages 3-7 years), is commissioned by Nickelodeon Latin America. Tommy and Robbie are two crazy cuddly creatures with extremely opposite personalities living and doing everything together.It features an unlikely friendship of one lazy and one very active and eager friend, creating some hilarious scenes.

New programming, screened for the first time will also feature:

Urban Tails (52 x 2 mins, for 4-6 year olds) has been sold to Azoomee and HMH’s Curious World Produced by Ireland’s Pink Kong. In each episode a different urban animal introduces itself in a hip-hop video. The series was commissioned by RTE and financed by Screen Ireland and S. 481, the Irish tax incentive.

Cocoland (26 x 5 mins for 3-6 year olds) has been sold to HMH’s Curious World and Kidoodle From Costa Rica’s Rocket Cartoons. The series is set in a beautiful town in the Caribbean where our group of friends learn soft skills such as empathy.

Wow! Wow! Rolling Friends (26 x 11 mins for 3-6 year olds) is from Korea’s Flying Pig, the series is set in a magical world where everything is made out of bricks. Everyday problems are solved by creativity and constructing something which helps solve the problem. This series has been sold to Discovery MENA.

Wackyland Monsterland, (26 x 11 mins for 6-11 year olds), was commissioned by Nickelodeon Latin America. Produced by Brazil’s 44 Toons, the series main character, Otto, must try to find a way of living a normal-ish life in Wackyland, which can change randomly into Monsterland, and vice versa

Monster will also be searching for pre-sales to close out the financing for Farmer Mo(26 x 7 mins for 3-6 year olds), which has already been pre-sold to YLE and SVT.  This is the next series from Ireland’s Wiggleywoo, the producers of The Day Henry Met…..which Monster has sold in 178 countries. Ceska Televize is the latest broadcaster to pick up all 4 seasons of Henry and De Agostini in Italy have joined the growing international publishing programme.

Kidscreen Summit takes place from 10th-13th of February.  





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