US streamer Hulu has acquired exclusive rights to the first season of Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group’s animated comedy Camp Lakebottom.
The series originally premiered in 2013 on Teletoon Canada and Disney XD in the US, and has since been acquired by Disney Channels in LatAm, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, MEA and Japan, as well as ABC TV (Australia), Super RTL (Germany) and Canal+ Family (France and Africa).
The 26 x 22-minute toon follows 12-year-old prankster McGee, who ends up at Camp Lakebottom when his bus takes a wrong turn on the way to Camp Sunny Smiles.
9 Story has worked with Hulu in the past, selling seasons six, seven and eight of Garfield and Friends (45 x 24-minutes) to the steaming service last year.
In fact, the acquisition comes as Hulu continues to bolster its children’s content library.
Late last year, Hulu nabbed exclusive VOD rights to Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, two months after exclusively picking up Bejuba! Entertainment’s Sydney Sailboat. And in June 2016, more than 500 eps of 20 original movies from Disney’s suite of networks debuted on the SVOD.