Planeta Junior eyes further international growth with at Asia TV Forum

The European children’s and youth entertainment company, Planeta Junior, is heading to Asia TV Forum as it scouts new collaborations and partnerships for the coming year.

The company has historically made a point of exploring new territories as a means of developing its business operations, having only recently scoured the American market for such opportunities.

Now, for the first time, it will actively be involved in the Asia TV Forum, presenting a new season of the series Gormiti, the adventures of little cat Milo and his friends who love nothing more than role-playing adventures; and Squish, an animated comedy series about everyday school kids.

Gormiti is the new 3D CGI action and comedy series produced by Giochi Preziosi and Planeta Junior, developed by Kotoc, created by Romain Van Liemt and based on Gormiti.

Planeta Junior has closed various agreements with top broadcasters worldwide including Clan (Spain), Gulli (France), Teletoon (Canada), ITV (UK), RAI (Italy), TVP ABC (Poland), Nickelodeon (Greece), CN (Portugal), Carousel (Russia) and Spacetoon (MENA). The show will soon be launched in other territories such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia.

According to Planeta Junior, the first season is achieving above average performances in all territories and the second season will be launched between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020.

Meanwhile, based on the original books by New York Times best-selling authors Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Squish is an animated comedy about everyday school kids, their friendships, their parents, and their efforts to fit in.

The series follows the adventures of a twinkie-eating grade school amoeba trying to find his place in a single-cell world. The series is produced by Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, in partnership with Gulli.

Finally, Milo is a show produced by Fourth Wall Animation about an adventurous five-year-old cat called Milo who loves to use role-play to explore the wide world of jobs and vocations. The series won the best MIP Junior project pitch in 2018.

Planeta Junior will be at booth C20 and is encouraging show visitors to drop by the stand.

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