Trivandrum, 19th July 2018. Technopark-based Toonz Media Group is pleased to announce the signing of the co-production and global distribution of Mondo Yan, a 52 x 12’ CGI Comedy series targeted at a 5-8 gender-neutral audience, with Imira Entertainment, one of the world’s leading distributors of premium kids & family content, Telegael of Ireland and leading free-to-air terrestrial channel Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) from Catalunya in Spain for Mondo Yan.
Mondo Yan follows the comical adventures of three unlikely and awkward heroes entrusted with the mission to save humanity and protect the balance of nature and harmony from an unscrupulous underworld leader and his less-than-intelligent band of misfit mutant monsters.
Televisió de Catalunya is handling development and pre-production on the series, Toonz the production, and Telegael is handling elements of the preproduction and all post-production, out of Ireland. Imira Entertainment will distribute the series globally.
Paul Robinson, Imira’s CEO, comments, “Mondo Yan is a really fresh comedy adventure series that will delight kids all over the world and combines the brilliance of Catalan creativity and the production excellence and expertise of Toonz, Telegael and Imira.”
Mondo Yan has had an extensive development period to create two unique eye-catching worlds which act as the backdrop to the series. Intensive work has been done to develop the character personalities and relationships to turn up the comedy and add big doses of fun and freshness to enhance kids’ audience engagement.
The internationally-recognised LA-based kids writer, David Lewman (3-South, George of the Jungle, Kick Buttowski, 3rd Rock from The Sun) is on board as script editor across the 52 episodes.
TV3’s Head of Children’s TV, Dani Lopez adds: “Mondo Yan is one of our strategic co-productions for 2019. The adventures which the characters embark on, and the series’ comedy, fit perfectly with our channel’s editorial line”.
About Imira Entertainment
Barcelona and Madrid based Imira Entertainment, a Toonz Media Group company, is a leading producer and distributor of premium kids & family content for the global TV & digital marketplace. Imira creates, produces and distributes innovative content with universal appeal, great design, strong characters and story lines, aimed at kids from toddlers to preschool to tweens and family. Imira distributes a catalogue of over 150 titles amounting to more than 3,000 half hours of quality animation and live action.
About Televisió de Catalunya TV3
Canal Super3, the children's channel of the Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA), stands out as the only autonomous channel in Spain which has invested regularly and constantly in animation series for more than two decades. The editorial line of its co-productions is aligned with that of Canal S3, based on a popular and successful program that has been on the air for 27 years. With appealing graphic coherence, solid scripts and the combinations of different genres: comedy, fantasy and adventure; Canal Super3 is always looking for a universal approach and content with a clear international projection.
About Toonz Media Group
Founded in 1999, Toonz Media Group and its flagship divisions encompass dedicated units with activity spanning IP creation, production, distribution & rights exploitation, digital & gaming content, licensing & merchandising, as well as training. Its production studio boasts an enviable pedigree of successful coproduction partnerships with companies including Walt Disney, Turner, Nickelodeon, Sony, Universal, BBC, and Paramount as well as the creation of India's first 2D animated TV series, first 2D feature film, and first 3D stereoscopic theatrical release. In 2014, Toonz acquired Imira Entertainment, a leading Spanish production and distribution company specializing in kids & youth programming with a focus on European, American, Latin American, and African markets. The Group’s later additions, Toonz New Zealand and Toonz Turkey, focus on production and distribution in the Australian and Middle Eastern markets respectively. The digital arm, Toonz Media Network, is primarily involved in Web TV for kids including ‘Chotoonz’ and several other channels aimed at different age groups. Malish TV, a preschool TV channel for Russia and CIS territories and Canal Clan International RTVE, a Spanish TV channel in collaboration with Television Espanola, are two of the newest ventures from the Toonz Group. Toonz also features in other platforms including ReachMe TV, Amazon Prime, Roku and Dailymotion. Toonz Gaming, the latest business unit, is involved in developing world-class games for consumers across the world. Toonz Media Group is a part of the multi-billion-dollar Comcraft Group based out of Geneva, Switzerland.
Multi-Emmy Award-winning Telegael is one of Ireland’s leading film, television and animation studios which produces live action and animation content for the global market. Telegael has established a strong reputation internationally as a developer, financier and producer of content for the international market. The studio has co-produced in excess of 1,000 hours of film and television programming and its projects have been distributed to over 150 territories and translated into more than 50 languages.