Shout! Factory and Hasbro ink distribution deal
L.A.-based Shout! Factory has sealed a new multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for Hasbro animated series Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters and Transformers Rescue Bots in the US and Canada.
The agreement sees Shout! Factory acquire exclusive DVD rights for both series.
Hasbro Studios’ Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (26 x 30 minutes) premieres on The Hub this summer and follows the adventures of a young hero, Ray, who has the ability to befriend and duel creatures from another world and features the voice talents of actors Scott Wolf (Party of Five), Freddy Rodriguez (Ugly Betty), John DiMaggio (Futurama and Pound Puppies) and Phil LaMarr (Mad TV).
The series is based on the successful Japanese Duel Masters property from Hasbro-owned Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons) and Hasbro Inc.
The half-hour Transformers Rescue Bots follows the story of a group of Autobots who must protect and learn about humans after being stationed by their leader Optimus Prime with a close-knit human family of first responders.