Big Bad Boo strikes deal with Mediacorp Singapore for “Galapagos X”

Singapore’s national media network to air the new environmentally themed animated series on its free-to-air Singapore TV channel Okto on 5 and to distribute it in more than 20 Asian territories.

15 DEC 2022

“Galapagos X”

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Singapore’s national media network Mediacorp has acquired exclusive rights to air the new environmentally themed animated series "Galapagos X" from Big Bad Boo Studios, on its free-to-air Singapore TV channel Okto on 5.

Created by Shabnam Rezaei, the "Galapagos X" is currently in production at Big Bad Boo Studios with commissioning broadcasters TVOKids, SRC Radio-Canada, Knowledge Kids, and TFO. Additional partners Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canadian Media Fund are also part of the financing. The current season is for 26 X 11-minute episodes, targeting an audience of 6-to-11-year-olds. The Mediacorp deal also includes rights for Mediacorp to be the sole distributor of "Galapagos X" in more than 20 Asian territories.

“Galapagos X' is a global series that deserves international partners who can bring the positive messages of preserving our planet to every kid. With Mediacorp now on board as our partner, we will ensure a wide reach,” said Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder of Big Bad Boo Studios.

"Galapagos X" sees four explorers from the future and their blue-footed booby bird as they set off t prevent future environmental problems from happening, by finding the source in the present day. Set to air in 2023, "Galapagos X" will be trekking new territory— both literally and figuratively— as Big Bad Boo is developing an interactive virtual reality component that sees its audience explore different ecosystems in addition to creating a traditional television series and digital storybook.

“We are glad to work with Big Bad Boo Studios to distribute 'Galapagos X' to audiences in Asia. With critical issues like environmental sustainability and climate change facing the world today, being a part of the Galapagos X project enables Mediacorp to continue raising awareness of the importance of saving our planet among young viewers,” said Lee Hung Sheng, Head of Audience & Partnerships, Mediacorp.