Shout! Factory and Fremantle ink distribution deal
L.A.-based Shout! Factory and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) have sealed a new multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for the hit live-action/animated kids series The Aquabats Super Show! and animated boys action series Monsuno in the US and Canada.
The agreement sees Shout! Factory acquire exclusive home entertainment rights for both series.
The Aquabats Super Show!, produced by FME and Yo Gabba Gabba! creators The Magic Store, features the zany adventures of infamous alternative rock/ska band The Aquabats in a concert footage, live-action skit, and animation hybrid format.
In Monsuno (52 x half hours), which targets six- to 11-year-old boys, a group of heroic kids battle evil forces in a race to harness the power of Monsuno. Nickelodeon has the pay TV rights to the series, which premiered in the US on Nicktoons in February and is now rolling out in more than 60 markets worldwide.
The series is co-produced by Pacific Animation Partners, a joint venture between Jakks Pacific and Dentsu Entertainment USA, with FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Topps Company. It is supported by a Jakks Pacific toy line featuring innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, playsets, collectables, electronics and integrated role play.