Moonbug Entertainment continues to expand the "Blippi" franchise with the addition of "Juca", a live-action show set in Brazil, which is currently the largest market for the franchise outside of the U.S. "Juca" will launch with a distribution deal with Warner Brothers Discovery in Brazil as well as globally on YouTube on January 9th.
"Blippi", himself, is also taking kids on international field trips this year with episodes filmed in Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico and the UAE. Blippi first visited international markets in 2022 with episodes filmed in the UK and a sold-out show in London.
“Blippi has become an important part of kids' lives all around the world, making learning fun and accessible by going on field trips, meeting people and visiting places that are familiar to kids in any neighborhood. It's very exciting to bring 'Blippi' and his buddies to many more neighborhoods around the world and see kids relate to these characters and stories,” said Katelynn Heil, General Manager of the Blippi Franchise for Moonbug Entertainment. “It was a natural next step to expand Blippi's universe with a new character and show in Brazil, the franchise's largest market outside the US, while we continue to take 'Blippi' on more international field trips bringing him closer to kids across the world.”
"Juca" is a live-action preschool series set in Brazil that invites little ones and their families to participate in adventures that inspire curiosity including exploring the São Paulo Zoo, playing at the Imagination Museum, and showing off their dancing skills while learning to dance the samba.
"Juca" has the signature Blippi curiosity and as a proud Brazilian, he will introduce preschoolers to local traditions, commemorative dates, typical foods and music of Brazil. "Juca" premieres on Cartoonito January 9th, with new episodes every Monday. On the same day, the first five episodes will also be available in the HBO Max catalog in Brazil. In addition, kids around the world can tune in to meet Juca on YouTube on Jan 9th.