Hit Animation Series Expands into Consumer Products in South Korea
Paris, France, Wednesday 8th January 2020 – Premium European Kids content producer Cottonwood Media, (a Federation Kids & Family company), announced today a new licensing partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing Inc. for the hit pre-school animation series The Ollie & Moon Show.
Effective immediately, a special merchandising program will be put in place to cover Publishing, Toys, Apparel, Collectibles, Promotions, while celebrating the two adorable iconic characters from the series. The program will focus on unique high-end collections that would speak to a wide-ranging audience from pre-school through tweens!
This partnership is following the successful debut of The Ollie & Moon Show TV series on EBS, one of South Korea’s leading TV channels.
Now into its second season, The Ollie & Moon Show has already sold into more than 150 territories worldwide, airing on major platforms such as Tiny Pop, Netflix, TVO, Radio Canada, YLE, France TV, RTP, Canal Panda, Tencent Video, Discovery (multi-territory), just to name a few!
The deal was brokered by Ana Micoud, who spearheads Cottonwood’s licensing business through her company The Wizards.
“Asiana Licensing is a perfect partner to extend this brand into the L&M arena as they have an unparalleled understanding of what the Korean audience wants when it comes to buying licensed merchandise, as well as an impressive track record for building promotional partnerships,” said Ana Micoud, Founder, The Wizards.
“We are delighted to be representing the L&M rights for The Ollie & Moon Show. The TV series was extremely well received by viewers when it aired on EBS, captivating young audiences with its globetrotting storylines and educational/entertaining details which feature cultural experiences in various countries. As such, this is perfect timing to bring the adorable heroes of the show into the daily lives of children and their parents in Korea,” said Hangyung Kim, Brand Manager, Asiana Licensing Inc.
The Ollie & Moon Show (78 x 11’) is an animated, upper-preschool, television series celebrating unusual friendships, curiosity, and appreciating the differences in all of us. The series stars two cute and kooky cats – the carefree, adventurous, and happy-go-lucky Moon along with the practical, strait-laced, by-the-book Ollie – who have a knack for spinning everyday preschool life into zany globetrotting adventures. The television series is based on the best-selling Ollie & Moon books created by Emmy winning author and illustrator Diane Kredensor. Kredensor, who serves as creative producer for The Ollie & Moon Show, is an Emmy Award-winning artist, director and producer whose credits include “Pinky and the Brain” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” among others. The show was developed in collaboration with Kredensor by Robert Vargas (Wonderpets, Henry Hugglemonster), and David Michel (Squish, Totally Spies!).
The Ollie & Moon Show is produced by Cottonwood Media and distributed worldwide by Federation Kids & Family.
About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix & Cécile Lauritano. Cottonwood Media creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. In 2015 Cottonwood Media partnered with Federation Entertainment to form Federation Kids & Family, a global distribution division which distributes original content as well as third party acquisitions. Based in Paris with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and Berlin, Cottonwood’s productions include the preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, the animated comedy Squish for 6-10 year olds, the daily teen drama Find me in Paris (a premium live action series co-produced with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, Be-Films and the Opera National de Paris), now into its 3rd Season; as well as feature films such as Around the World in 80 Days, distributed by Studio Canal.
About The Wizards
The Wizards, founded by Ana Micoud, is a Paris based consultancy firm specialising in the global development of brands in the media and entertainment sectors. Combining diverse competencies from strategy consultancy, brand licensing to new business creation, The Wizards focuses on brands and licensing management, new partnership negotiations, and the direction of innovation and diversification of projects. Ana Micoud heads up all of Cottonwood Media’s licensing operations worldwide.
About Asiana Licensing Inc.
Asiana Licensing is one of the oldest and most respected L&M companies in Korea, with a brand portfolio that includes Barbie, The Smurfs, Garfield and Pac-Man. Established in 1994, the company started in the L&M business with Tom & Jerry from Turner Home Entertainment. Following 2 years of agentship with Turner, Asiana Licensing accomplished $1,000,000 of royalty amount from zero-base. Asiana Licensing also has experiences of working with various companies including major Korean enterprises such as Samsung, LG, Sony Korea and Hyundai to mention a few. Based on the relationship with these large corporations, Asiana Licensing can make the brand have better exposure and further extend awareness.
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