Sydney-based Odins Eye Animation has acquired sales of the children’s TV series “The Beachbuds” to Disney Japan and ABC Australia. Negotiations are underway on other areas in the MIPTV market in Cannes.
“The Beachbuds” is a 52-episode x 11′ animated series set in Zubak Resort, a fictional tropical island paradise with the funniest feathered friends. With a target demographic of 6 to 11 year olds, “The Beachbuds” teaches kids about harmony, hospitality, and humor, so no matter what happens, everyone can have their best day ever.
The series is produced by J-Toon Productions, a US and Indonesian firm, founded in 2013 by industrialist and mineral magnate Jimmy Budiarto and Montreal-based producer-distributor Sion Media. The makers previously negotiated a license deal for Southeast Asia, where the series is now available on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The series was directed by George Samilsky (“Aliens in the Attic”, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Dragonball Evolution”) with writers including Primetime Emmy-winner Steven Banks (“Lego: City Adventure”) SpongeBob SquarePants”), Ken Goin (“Family Guy,” “Tripping the Rift”) and John R. More (“Family Guy”).
The music is composed by Adam Barrett Berry (“South Park,” “Kim Possible,” “The Sarah Silverman Program”), who has two Emmy wins and a Grammy Award-winning producer.
Characters include Bio, Right of the Resort; Alejandro, the silly lifeguard; Nola, gritty and pretty security guards; Mr. Putu – the reluctant manager; Pon Pon, the hot-tempered chef; and Ojo, the assistant of life.
Iskander Tjahzadi, President of J-Toon Studios, said, “We are confident that ‘The Beachbuds’ will captivate the hearts of children and families around the world and we are greatly drawn to OEA’s capabilities and vast experience in successfully delivering the series globally. trust.”
Odin’s Eye Animation is a division of Odin’s Eye Entertainment, an Australia-based production, distribution and international sales agency that specializes in working with both emerging and established filmmakers across a variety of genres.
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