WildBrain named global manager for Ludorum’s pre-school series Chuggington

WildBrain has been appointed the global manager for Ludorum’s popular animated pre-school series, Chuggington.

The new deal sees WildBrain take on global representation for the brand in all territories excluding Japan as it grows the series’ audience across the YouTube platform.

With a popular animated TV series and various spin-offs, the Chuggington brand is popular and widely loved among pre-schoolers worldwide, read a statement from the firm.

Online the series has a following of hundreds of thousands of fans across social media while on YouTube, Chuggington currently boasts over 200,000 subscribers and on Facebook it has close to 250,000 followers.

Under the new deal, WildBrain will launch a minimum of eight new Chuggington branded channels across various territories and languages this year to grow the brand’s global reach.

“The entire WildBrain team is extremely pleased and excited to have been recognised by Ludorum as the right collaborator to help further build its Chuggington brand on YouTube,” said jack Day, senior partner manager, WildBrain.

“Chuggington teaches young children valuable life lessons, like the importance of honesty and patience, and this is precisely the type of developmental content that WildBrain is skilled at managing. The team at Ludorum has done a magnificent job so far of building Chuggington’s audience and we look forward to working with them to grow the international reach of this much-love pre-school brand.”

Nolwenn Meyer, head of marketing at Ludorum, added: “Our new collaboration with WildBrain forms part of our global vision for Chuggington, an international brand with extensive digital reach and engagement among viewers and fans across all platforms in their own languages.

“YouTube has always been key to Chuggington’s momentum and global reach and we are very pleased about this opportunity with WildBrain to further develop our YouTube platforms in key markets. We believe this marks a new direction and exciting times ahead for Chuggington.”

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