Boat Rocker Studios secures raft of global TV partners for Love Monster

Boat Rocker Studios, a division of global media company Boat Rocker Media, has secured a raft of TV sales for its quirky new pre-school series, Love Monster. The new slate follows the series successful launch on CBeebies in late January this year.

Love Monster has achieved over six million views on iPlayer to date, and has now secured a suite of international broadcast partners, including ABC Australia, CBC Gem Canada, RTE Ireland, YLE Finland, and TVNZ New Zealand. These partners are joined by MBC, the largest private media company in the Middle East, and the Iberian kids’ subscription channel Canal Panda for Spain as well as the free-to-air channel Viu TV in Hong Kong.

The international roll out started with ABC Australia in June 2020.

Love Monster is a 2D animated series that follows the adventures of the one-of-a-kind, huggable hero Love Monster and his friends in Fluffytown. Full of heart and helping pre-schoolers understand different emotions, Love Monster showcases the importance of kindness, empathy, connection and instinct.

The series 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 the Chinese kids’ entertainment company UYoung.

Love Monster is executive 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.

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