Among the highlights of Mondo TV at Kidscreen Summit Miami 2017 are four major new series.
In the preschool animated show Yoohoo & Friends 3D (2017: 52’ x 11) a group of animal friends who inhabit the magical island of Yootopia help endangered animals in their home and on Earth. The show has a massive appeal both as a TV series and as a licensed property, not least because awareness is sky-high: more than 80 million YooHoo & Friends plush toys have been sold since the worldwide launch of the line by Aurora World in 2007, driving enormous interest in the forthcoming animated version.
Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa (2017: 60 x 45’), a co-proction with Alianzas Producciones, is a modern adaptation of the famous story of Heidi. Based on an original idea by Argentinian writer Marcela Citterio, it offers the story of the charming and friendly girl who moves from her rural home to a big city to adjust to a whole new life.
Invention Story (2018: 104 x 11’), a new 3D comedy-action animated series for children from 4 to 8 years old, is the tale of Kit, a young fox who invents something new in each episode of Carrot Town. It offers a marvelous combination of fun and learning, led by an irresistible cast of funny, eccentric and entertaining characters.
Mondo TV has also announced an agreement with Korean content and marketing company, CJ E&M, to act as TV distributor and licensing agent in a number of territories for the new HD CGI animated action adventure show for 3-6 year olds: Robot Trains (2018- 32×11’). The series is set in the ‘Train World’ where all citizens are trains, however among the residents there are special trains that can transform into robots, the Robot Trains! The animation series deals with the growth of the five train heroes – Kay, Alf, Duck, Selly and Victor – and their exciting adventures.