Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series
Today (12/10/2017), Turner Asia-Pacific has greenlit an animated series based on the movie – Monster Beach which was originally commissioned for Halloween 2014 for Cartoon Network feeds in the Asia-Pacific region. The animated series will air on Turner’s international kids channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Pogo and Boing across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America and its home region – Asia-Pacific in 2019. Initially, a total of 52 episodes of a runtime of 11 minutes will be produced, the new show is currently in the pre-production stage, a pilot for a proposed TV series was greenlit in late 2015.
Monster Beach tells the story of an unusual tropical island inhabited by mostly friendly surfing monsters living alongside humans. Monster Beach is created by Patrick Crawley, Bruce Kane and Maurice Argiro at Australian studio – Bogan Entertainment Solutions Animation. The animated series will follow the adventures of Jan and Dean and their efforts to defeat the evil monster – Dr. Knutt and his Tiki henchmen.
The Monster Beach TV movie also won an ASTRA award in Australia for Best Children’s Programme in 2015 and also a Screen Music award for Best Music for Children’s TV. The new series follows another locally commissioned animated series from both Bogan and Turner Asia-Pacific – Exchange Student Zero which premiered in 2015 and like Monster Beach, it also originated as an animated TV movie. Both productions are an Asia-Pacific joint effort, with animation produced by Philippines-based studio – Top Draw Animation.
This is evidence of Turner International’s continuing commitment to animated programming produced outside the United States, this includes the short series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe which will premiere across EMEA next month, the highly successful The Amazing World of Gumball, Boomerang short series – The Happos Family, upcoming Boomerang series – Taffy and Pogo India’s Tik Tak Tail.