Sydney based Odin's Eye Animation (OEA), has expanded its sales services to the TV scene with “The Beachbuds” and has scored sales to Disney Japan and ABC Australia with other territories in negotiation.
“The Beachbuds” season 1 is a 52-episode x 11’ children’s animated series set in Zoobak Resort, a tropical island paradise with the funniest feathered friends ready to welcome you.
Aimed squarely at 6-11’s “The Beachbuds” teaches kids about harmony, hospitality and humour so no matter what happens everyone can have their BEST DAY EVER!
With Primetime Emmy winner Steven Banks (Lego: City Adventure; Spongebob Squarepants) teaming with talented writers including Ken Goin (Family Guy, Tripping the Rift) and John R Morey (Family Guy) giving their all to director George Samilski (Aliens in the Attic; Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Dragonball Evolution) bringing the characters of Bayo – the resort’s authority, Alejandro – the foolish lifeguard, Nola – the gritty and pretty security guard, Mr. Putu – the reluctant manager, Pon Pon - the hot tempered chef and Ozo - the handyman to life. The series is rounded out with music by Adam Barrett Berry (South Park; Kim Possible; The Sarah Silverman Program) a two-time Emmy-winning television and film composer and a Grammy Award-winning producer.
“We thrilled by the support of Disney Japan and ABC Australia who have an incredible track record in distributing world class programming” said OEA’s CEO and founder Michael Favelle.
“We believe “The Beachbuds” will fascinate the heart of kids and families worldwide and we have great confidence in OEA’s capabilities and vast experiences to successfully distribute the series globally” notes JToon Studios’ President, Iskander Tjahjadi.
Disney Japan will commence airing “The Beachbuds” on the 5th of April 2022.
The acquisition by ABC Australia is already on air and is notably the first Indonesian created program to be broadcast on ABC Children’s channels.
J-Toon Productions (U.S./Indonesia) and Montreal-based producer/distributor Syon Media negotiated a deal for South East Asia where the series is now available on Disney+ Hotstar.