Toon2Tango and Mondo TV Group secures deals for "Monster Loving Maniacs"

Launches for the show, produced by JA Film, in co-production with Mondo TV, Belvision and Ginger Pictures and in collaboration with Toon2Tango, are scheduled in France, Hungary, Latvia, the Basque Countries and Belgium.

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Toon2Tango and Mondo TV Group have secured new sales for "Monster Loving Maniacs," produced by JA Film, in co-production with Mondo TV, Belvision and Ginger Pictures in collaboration with Toon2Tango. “This beautifully designed and animated show combines relatable themes like family and understanding of others with a highly original – and extraordinarily funny – story about monster-obsessed kids," Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO said. "It’s already found big audiences in over 130 countries and, as these major deals indicate, many more are on the way.”

The show has been bought by several broadcasters serving key European territories, including France, Hungary, Latvia, the Basque Country and Belgium. In France the first season has been sold to premium French pay TV broadcaster CANAL+ for showing on children’s channel CANAL+ Kids, in a pay-TV and SVOD deal. The agreement covers both France and a number of French-speaking territories. In Hungary RTL Klub, a free-to-air television channel owned by RTL Group that serves a younger audience, has agreed basic cable rights to the program.

TV3, a popular service in the Baltic region, will broadcast the show in Latvia through an exclusive free-to-air deal and a non-exclusive VOD agreement, while, in a deal brokered by Mondo TV Studios, part of Squirrel Media Group, the Basque Autonomous Community's public broadcast service will broadcast the show free-to-air throughout the Basque Country in northern Spain. VRT’s Ketnet, the Flemish-language public children's television channel in Belgium owned and operated by Flemish public broadcaster VRT, will broadcast the show free-to-air and on its digital platforms. All these broadcasters are expected to launch the show during 2024.

Now available in over 130 countries, "Monster Loving Maniacs" premiered on free-to-air kids’ channel CBBC in the UK in October 2022. It has ranked consistently among CBBC’s top shows, with a peak of 40% linear market share and the top spot. The show was commissioned by leading public broadcasters Super RTL of Germany and DR of Denmark. In addition, Super RTL launched the show on the 6th of November 2023 in Germany and GAS. Cezar TV in the Czech Republic, Noga in Israel, MBC3 in MENA, True Visions in Thailand, and Canela Kids in Spanish-speaking US and Latin America have all signed up to broadcast the show. 

The animated comedy is targeted at 6-10 year-olds. The title invites kids to join Edith, Ernest and Bo, three siblings who are being trained as monster hunters by their tough old grandfather. These kids are massive horror fans who love dangerous paranormal creatures, which doesn’t quite match their grandfather’s old-school ideas. So, as soon as grandpa takes one of his many naps, they look for a way to save the monsters rather than hunt them.

 “Monster Loving Maniacs delivers so much: humour, excitement, appealing characters and a great look, combined with engaging storylines and an ingenious theme," 
Ulli Stoef, Chief Executive Officer, Toon2Tango, said. "The ingredients for a big hit are all there – and clearly, we’re not the only ones who think so! We’re delighted that it has already been embraced in so many countries – and looking forward to welcoming many more!”

This beautifully designed and animated show combines relatable themes like family and understanding of others with a highly original – and extraordinarily funny – story about monster-obsessed kids," Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO said. "It’s already found big audiences in over 130 countries and, as these major deals indicate, many more are on the way.” Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO, Mondo TV

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