Vimeo and Hasbro Studios have teamed up to offer iconic animated series from the Hasbro Classic Collection on the video-sharing platform’s on-demand service.
Both Transformers: Generation 1 and Jem are currently available on Vimeo On Demand. Fans have the option to buy individual episodes for US$2.99, rent them for 24 hours for US$0.99 or buy the entire series outright for US$40.
Ten more series are joining the VOD service throughout the year, including G.I. Joe: Renegades, three Transformers titles (Rescue Bots, Prime, Robots in Disguise), My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Littlest Pet Shop, Pound Puppies, The Adventure of Chuck & Friends and B-Daman Crossfire.
Hasbro Studios, the L.A.-based production division of Pawtucket, Rhode Island-headquartered Hasbro, helped drive Q1 sales in the toyco’s entertainment/licensing segment with multi-year streaming deals for its TV programming. It also has a My Little Pony feature film in the works for 2017.
As for Vimeo, it recently inked a deal with Disney’s Maker Studios to fund and distribute original content in exchange for exclusive rights to post the videos on its VOD platform.