Moonbug continues its international expansion as it scoops Korean animated IP Arpo

More news from Moonbug’s ongoing plans for global expansions has arrived as the firm behind the success of Little Baby Bum has scooped up the popular Korean animated series Arpo.

Throughout 2020, Moonbug will produce 26 premium three to five minute episodes of the slapstick animated comedy on global OTT platforms in the US, EMEA, and APAC. Arpo currently boasts over 2 million subscribers and 100 million monthly views on YouTube.

The first 12 new episodes from Moonbug have already launched.

Arpo is a light dialogue, slapstick show that follows the relationship between Arpo, a commando robot-turned-nanny and Baby Daniel, the curious boy that he cares for. In the latest episodes being developed, Moonbug will introduce the show’s global audience to new characters and expanded worlds.

Arpo helps children aged three to six build an understanding of non-verbal communication like body language and facial expressions, and also promotes life skills such as friendship, being considerate of others and cooperation.

“As Moonbug continues to expand globally, Arpo was a program that immediately caught our eye. It is such a unique, fun show and we recognised how well it resonated with the progressive audience in Korea, as well as others around the world,” said John Robson, COO of Moonbug.

“We’ve seen a huge demand in new content from these beloved characters and are looking forward to expanding ARPO’s reach to new markets over the coming year.”

Arpo is currently available on popular streaming services including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Kidoodle.TV, Roku, YouTube and more.

It joins Moonbug’s own expanding portfolio that currently boasts the likes of Little Baby Bum, My Magic Pet Morphle, Supa Strikas, and Go Buster. Moonbug shows are available on global platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Sky, Amazon Prime Video and many more.

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