Award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio One Animation has secured new deals with global VOD platforms and digital partners across the short-form, long-form and seasonal specials of its hit CG-animated series Oddbods, and comedy adventure series Insectibles (52 x 11’).
In the US, Peacock will debut 20 half-hour compilations of the short-form version of Oddbods and season one of Insectibles on its platform from this July. Ketchup TV has acquired VOD rights to season one of Oddbods’ long-form series and themed compilations for the US, UK and Australia. Also for the UK, Discovery has picked up season two of Oddbods’ short-form series and renewed its deal for short-form season one for Discovery’s VOD services.
For Latin America, WarnerMedia has taken SVOD rights for HBOMax for season three of Oddbods’ long-form series and seasonal special ‘The Festive Menace’ (1 x 22’), with both titles also available on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. The long-form version of Oddbods seasons one and two, as well as themed compilations, are also now available on Amazon Prime in new territories, including France, Japan and Latin America.
In a further deal, the Indonesian digital content distributor Migo has taken Oddbods’ short-form compilations (81 x 5’) for its SVOD content delivery network via Migo Download Stations hosted at local retail locations. Additionally, to create a unique experience in-store, customers who purchase Migo’s entertainment pass will receive Oddbods character face masks to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Michele Schofield, SVP Content Distribution at One Animation, says: “It’s fantastic to welcome on board these latest top-tier partners and to make the series even more accessible to new and long-standing fans. Both Oddbods and Insectibles are all about celebrating friendship and teamwork, as well as promoting the power of positivity, so are ideally placed to cross borders and bring joy to families all over the world.”
Oddbods is a three-time Emmy Award-nominated, non-dialogue comedy featuring seven adorable, highly unique pals. Together, despite their differences, they survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary, and always humorous events. Quirky but totally charming, Oddbods celebrates individuality in a funny, warm and unexpected way.
Targeting kids aged 6–9 years, Insectibles is a comedy adventure series which follows the adventures of Zak, Gramps and three bio-mechanically enhanced insects as they search for the missing pieces of the ‘Shrinkinator’ – the crazy invention that shrunk Zak and Gramps before it exploded – while evading their enemies.
Singapore-based One Animation is an award-winning animation studio, content producer, digital influencer and distribution company with content that is broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide. Broadcast partners include Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Cartoon Network and Disney. Oddbods has a staggering 25 billion views across digital platforms, and 26 million subscribers on YouTube. In the last five years, the company has been nominated for more than 20 international awards, including three Emmy nominations for Best Kids’ Animation. The company also has an extensive footprint across retail, gaming and theme parks that include strategic partnerships with Amazon, Walmart, Google, SEGA and China Media Capital.