Boat Rocker Studios, a division of global media company Boat Rocker Media, has today announced a raft of TV sales for quirky new preschool series, Love Monster.
Following the success of Love Monster’s launch on CBeebies in late January, and achieving over six million iPlayer views to date, multiple international broadcast partners have come on board.
Broadcast sales include national public service broadcasters ABC Australia, CBC Gem Canada, RTE Ireland, YLE Finland and TVNZ New Zealand; MBC, the largest and leading private media company in the Middle East; Iberian kids’ subscription channel Canal Panda for Spain; and free-to-air channel Viu TV in Hong Kong. The international roll out started with ABC Australia in June 2020.
In this 2D animated series (comprising 54 x seven-minute episodes), every day provides one-of-a-kind, huggable hero Love Monster the opportunity to embark on all kinds of big adventure with his friends in Fluffytown, where, together, they learn all kinds of little life lessons. Full of heart and helping pre-schoolers understand different emotions, Love Monster showcases the importance of kindness, empathy, connection and instinct.
Love Monster, is based on the bestselling pre-school books by Rachel Bright, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. The production is a ground-breaking collaboration between BBC Children’s In-House Productions, Boat Rocker Studios and Chinese kids’ entertainment company UYoung.
Love Monster is exec produced by Tony Reed for the BBC, Chapman Maddox for Boat Rocker and James Chen Gu for UYoung. The UK share of the animation for the series is produced by Karrot Animation and A Productions, whilst a proportion of pre-production on scripts, storyboards and design is provided by UYoung’s studio in China.
Boat Rocker Studios is managing the global content distribution and consumer products program for the franchise, excluding China and South East Asia which is managed by UYoung.