Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Entertainment USA and FremantleMedia Enterprises inked a global content distribution deal with Nickelodeon for worldwide broadcast rights to the new original animated entertainment franchise "Monsuno."
Nickelodeon will launch the series first in the U.S. on Nicktoons, then in Latin America, the U.K., key European and Eastern European territories, Australia and New Zealand, India, Southeast Asia, Russia and Africa.
Targeting boys ages 6–11, the “Monsuno” series will be supported by a Jakks Pacific toy line featuring innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, play sets, collectables, electronics and integrated role play. The toys will hit U.S. retail to coincide with the series premiere next spring.
The Topps Company has signed on to produce Monsuno trading card games, confectioneries and related products.
“The ‘Monsuno’ broadcast deal with Nickelodeon represents a critical milestone in our strategic plan to bring the Monsuno entertainment property to a global audience,” says Stephen Berman, president and chief executive officer of Jakks Pacific. “We greatly look forward to working with Nickelodeon and all of our partners to bring Monsuno to life and spark the vivid imaginations of boys around the world.”
“Monsuno is a truly epic entertainment project," says FME’s Sander Schwartz, head of children’s and family entertainment. "With Nickelodeon on board as the international broadcaster, this will complete an already stellar line up of partners including Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Entertainment USA and Topps. We believe that Monsuno has all of the ingredients to become a hugely successful multi-platform boys’ action adventure property.”