HBO Max in the U.S. and Super RTL in Germany take the first window of the animated series while Discovery secures exclusive linear rights in the U.S.
41 Entertainment (41E) has announced that HBO MAX in the U.S. has taken first window exclusive SVOD rights and Super RTL in Germany has secured exclusive content rights for German-speaking Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, to its "S.M.A.S.H!" animated series (52x11’) slated to launch globally in 2022. Discovery Family Channel and Discovery Familia in the U.S. have secured exclusive linear rights.
Created by Allen Bohbot based on an original idea by Kaaren Lee Brown, Developed for Television by Kaaren Lee Brown and Kiersten Halstead, illustrated by Mel Bontrager, and Executive Produced by Allen Bohbot, "S.M.A.S.H!" is planned to launch in 2022 worldwide from the same creative and production team as the international hit "Super Monsters".
"SMASH" is a one-of-a-kind sleepaway camp located on Lake Sebastian in Bavaria, Germany where four amazing kids with superpowers – Streak (St Petersburg, Russia), Rocket (Cape Town, South Africa), Flare (Glasgow, Scotland) and Vitória (São Paulo, Brazil) – are preparing to become the next generation of superheroes. And their super-powered dogs – Felicity, Lightning, Blaze, and Rio – are training to fulfill their destinies as superhero sidekicks.
“We have built a great team of writers to bring the 'S.M.A.S.H!' adventures to life, including Josh Haber (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” “Skylanders Academy,” “Spider-Man”) and Eric Rogers (“Skylanders Academy,” “Futurama,” “Brickelberry”). We are also fortunate to have a fantastic production team to build out the Camp S.M.A.S.H!™ world,” says Halstead. “Each episode focuses on fun and engaging superhero adventures that require teamwork, problem-solving, and a sense of humor.”
Nancy Koff, VP - Sales and Marketing adds, “It is thrilling to be announcing an initial lineup of such stellar international broadcasters. The response from the market to 'S.M.A.S.H!' has been very encouraging and we look forward to announcing additional broadcasters and platforms soon. We believe the property is attractive to customers worldwide due to the high-quality CG animation, cultural diversity of characters, and earnest storylines, which revolve around the children honing their skills and powers, while realizing how much they still need to learn in order to become a superhero like their parents' Torpedo, Silver Streak, Rocket Man and Flame.”
It is thrilling to be announcing an initial lineup of such stellar international broadcasters. The response from the market to S.M.A.S.H!™ has been very encouraging and we look forward to announcing additional broadcasters and platforms soon” Nancy Koff VP - Sales and Marketing