WildBrain to Lead Worldwide Distribution for the Jungle Beat Animation Property

Sunrise Animation Studios greenlights second Jungle Beat film.
License Global

June 14, 2022

Characters from "Jungle Beat."
Characters from "Jungle Beat."Jungle Beat Animation
WildBrain

, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has partnered with Jungle Beat Animation Limited to manage worldwide distribution rights for all content in the animated kids’ property, Jungle Beat. The partnership will see WildBrain grow the global footprint of the Jungle Beat brand through worldwide distribution, including YouTube channel management and ad sales on its kids’ and family AVOD network, as well as linear broadcast in Canada on its Family Channel. 

All Jungle Beat content is produced in a partnership between Jungle Beat Animation Limited and South Africa’s Sunrise Animation Studios. Jungle Beat Animation Limited in partnership with Sandcastle Studios have announced the greenlight of their second feature film, Jungle Beat 2: The Past, currently in production at Sunrise Animation Studios for release in 2023. This follows the success of the brand’s first film, Jungle Beat: The Movie, released in 2021.  

"Jungle

Beat is hugely popular with kids worldwide, who are drawn to its authentic, funny characters and adventures rooted in friendship,” says Deirdre Brennan, chief operating officer, WildBrain. “The Sunrise team believe in inspiring through story and we’re delighted to be partnering to expand that audience across all territories and platforms, harnessing the power of our YouTube growth engine, WildBrain Spark, delivering the content to our Canadian television audience through Family Channel, and exploring new opportunities to experience Jungle Beat through our consumer products licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG.”  

“We’re delighted to be working with such an innovative, agile, fun and well-organized global company as WildBrain,” says Phil Cunningham, founder, Sunrise Animation Studios. “We believe Jungle Beat is positioned to become a leading global property for preschool children, and WildBrain’s synergy and cohesion across all platforms and brand touchpoints is going to be a key part of making that happen.”  

WildBrain will distribute the brand’s film franchise, comprised of Jungle Beat: The Movie (1 x 90’) and Jungle Beat 2: The Past (1 x 90’), as well as the entire 130-episode library of Jungle Beat series, consisting of three seasons of Jungle Beat (13 x 5’ each), five seasons of Jungle Beat: Munki and Trunk (13 x 5’ each) and two seasons of Jungle Beat: The Explorers (13 x 2’ each).  

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