Cartoon Network acquires first Costa Rican production

Rocket Cartoons' Halloween special Terror in Doomsville is the first Costa Rican project acquired by the net.
July 26, 2016

San Jose, Costa Rica’s Rocket Cartoons has sold its new 2D-animated Halloween special Terror in Doomsville to Cartoon Network Latin America.

Debuting in October, the 22-minute special will mark the first broadcast of a Costa Rican project on the kidnet.

Written by Tommy Donbavand, author of children’s horror books and creator of the BBC series Scream Street, Terror in Doomsville follows the adventures of four truckers who suffer at the hands of a terrible monster stalking the town.

Cartoon Network holds rights in LatAm, while Ireland’s Monster Entertainment is handling distribution in all other territories.

Since launching in 2008 under the leadership of digital animation specialist Leonardo Trinidad, family-run Rocket Cartoons has produced a number of 2D-animated kids series, including Ivick Von Salza, short-form preschool series Yum Yum and You, holiday special A Christmas with Yum Yum and You, and new comedy series Volta Kid, which is currently in production.

The deal comes as Cartoon Network continues to strengthen its presence within the LatAm region. Recently, the net partnered with Mexican studio Anima Estudios on an open-call initiative for projects from young local creators.

A sneak-peek of Terror in Doomsville can be viewed here.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.



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