Jetpack Distribution unveiled three brand new deals that will include the debut of top-ranking CGI animated series "Moley" and the 30-minute special "Master Moley: By Royal Invitation." The shows will air on screens in Germany and New Zealand, and TV screens in Brazil. “I couldn’t be happier with the new broadcast platforms that Jetpack have secured for 'Moley.' We’ve always had large aspirations and these broadcasters are a perfect fit for our show," Creator of "Moley," James Reatchlous said.
ZDF acquired the free TV and video-on-demand rights, leading to the special's launch in December. Further afield, Latin America’s Globo has paid for the TV and SVOD rights to air in Brazil. Both the animated series and the 30-minute special are available on Globoplay, Brazil’s largest video streaming platform. In New Zealand, the country’s leading broadcaster TVNZ has bought the free TV and VOD rights. Following a massive launch campaign and premiere at London’s Leicester Square Odeon, "Moley" hit EMEA screens in October this year, gaining positive feedback.
The show features an award-winning cast including Warwick Davis, who is also Executive Producer, Julie Walters, Gemma Arterton, Richard E. Grant, Toto Igawa and Charles Dance. "We want as many children as possible around the world to become friends with 'Moley' and all of the other characters in the secret world of MoleTown," Reatchlous said. "With these networks 'Moley' has found a great new home in three different continents and will, I’m sure, become a household favourite with lots more children and their families.”
The uplifting family animation, aimed at ages four and upwards, is inspired by bedtime stories about a magical mole, created by entrepreneur James Reatchlous, and told to his daughters. It captures the excitement of mission-based adventures, discovery, silliness, and humour and wraps it in the warmth and comfort of family life.“Charming, warm-hearted and extremely high quality, 'Moley' is a timeless gem, perfect for families across the world," Jetpack’s CEO, Dominic Gardiner, said. "I’m very happy to see the show acquired by such prestigious networks, ones we highly value, respect and enjoy working with. We’re looking forward to bringing 'Moley' to more screens globally.”
Charming, warm-hearted and extremely high quality, 'Moley' is a timeless gem, perfect for families across the world. I’m very happy to see the show acquired by such prestigious networks, ones we highly value, respect and enjoy working with. We’re looking forward to bringing 'Moley' to more screens globally.” Dominic Gardiner CEO, Jetpack