Motion Pictures Signs Co-Production Deal with Gloobinho Securing Presales for New Preschool Animation MyaGO
MyaGO is currently in production with the first season ready for delivery (52 x 5’30) and a second season (52 x 5’30) expected in June 2019.
Both seasons have been picked up by YLE (Finland), while SVT (Sweden), TVNZ (New Zealand) and HOP! (Israel) have each acquired the first series and additional deals are expected to close in the coming months.
Gloobinho – the preschool channel of Globosat in Brazil – joins existing co-production partners for the series which include Piranha Bar (Ireland), RTVE (Spain), TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya), RTE (Ireland), Screen Ireland (Ireland) and BAI (Ireland).
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Spanish production, distribution and service studio company, Motion Pictures, has secured a raft of presales for MyaGo (104 x 5’30), its new animation series produced alongside Irish content studio, Piranha Bar. In addition, Gloobinho has been signed as the latest co-production partner for the series. Motion Pictures is also beginning to assemble a consumer products programme for MyaGo in key territories and CPLG has been appointed as the property’s licensing agent in Spain with target categories including toys, apparel and publishing.
The show is currently in production with the first season ready for delivery (52 x 5’30) and a second season (52 x 5’30) expected in June 2019. Both seasons have been picked up by YLE (Finland), while SVT (Sweden), TVNZ (New Zealand) and HOP! (Israel) have each acquired the first series and additional deals are expected to close in the coming months. Gloobinho – the preschool channel of Globosat in Brazil – joins existing co-production partners for the series which include Piranha Bar (Ireland), RTVE (Spain), TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya), RTE (Ireland), Screen Ireland (Ireland) and BAI (Ireland).
MyaGo’s first 26 episodes debuted on RTEjr (Ireland) last July. A full series premiere is scheduled on Club Super 3 (TV Catalunya) and Clan during this year, with the international broadcast roll-out commencing from March 2019.
Sam Morrison (Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and Octonauts) serves as lead writer on MyaGo. The series tells the story of Mya, a young girl whose enthusiasm infects everyone around her. She lives in the very busy town of Everyday with her closest friends Suzie Play, Emily Share and the hilarious Tommy Stop. With her fearless sense of adventure, she tries things for the first time with an ambitious and go-getter attitude.
Jorge Patiño, Exec Producer at Motion Pictures said “The initial response to MyaGo has been fantastic and as we gear up to the show’s official launch, we’re delighted to have such a strong stable of broadcast partners in place, as well as experienced co-production partners. MyaGO is an incredibly sweet property, with a unique visual style, which encourages children to explore and be curious about the world around them. Its strong and courageous lead character of Mya also means the show offers an alternative heroine to the stereotypical ‘pink princess’ type of series and we’re confident it will delight young fans and their families around the world.”
ABOUT MOTION PICTURES
Motion Pictures is a leading worldwide production, distribution and brand management studio based in Barcelona, focused on producing original projects and building brands with international appeal.
With more than 12 series produced in 18 years, Motion Pictures’ catalogue includes properties Raindrop, Glumpers and Pumpkin Reports. As a distributor, Motion Pictures is active in every international market and represents third party properties including Misha the Purple Cat, Horaci The Inuit and the Rainbow catalogue in Latin America.
Motion Pictures Entertainment also provides full high-quality services to platforms such as Movistar for its anime series, Virtual Hero, which is based on the comic by the No.1 Spanish YouTube star Rubius, amongst other services.
ABOUT PIRANHA BAR
Established 18 years ago as a commercials production company, Piranha Bar is a multi-award-winning studio. Our unique hybrid production company is developing original content with production partners around the world, both in short and long-form content. MyaGo, our brand new animated series, premiered this year on RTEjr (Ireland) and Clan (Spain) with creator Alan Foley and Sam Morrison (Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee) leading the writing team.
With a diverse family of in-house talents including animators, VFX artists, motion designers, and award-winning editors, Piranha Bar is developing a slate of episodic content for all platforms and ages. As well as working closely with both Irish and international writers and directors, Piranha Bar have developed a bespoke animation pipeline for their shows, combining real-time rendering techniques with state of the art performance capture technology.