Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Monchhichi Streaming Rights
Warner Bros’s and Turner USA’s classic animation streaming service – Boomerang has acquired streaming rights for a brand new show – Monchhichi. The new series is based on the Japanese monkey plush toy of the same name which was originally introduced in Tokyo in 1974. Monchhichi is being co-produced by France based Technicolor Animation Productions and French privately-owned national broadcaster – TF1 in collaboration with Monchhichi’s Japanese toy manufacturer – Sekiguchi. In the new show, Monchhichi are a group of friends who help children sleep and create dreams around the world. The popular toy has sold more than 100 million Monchhichi dolls and accessories in 40 countries.
After premiering on TF1 in France, the show quickly became a viewing ratings success, the new show will join along other Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes classics, along with some new content including the new Care Bears series – Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. Various broadcasters in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have already picked up the new series. In Latin America, Discovery Kids own the broadcasting rights to the new series.
Sandrine Nguyen, co-managing director, Technicolor Animation Productions made this statement about the new show:
“We have had such an enthusiastic response from children around the world who have bonded with the big-hearted, sweet dream-creating, Monchhichi. Each adventure is a whirlwind comedy, filled with action, humor and tenderness and we are delighted that Boomerang premium service will now bring their magical adventures to kids across the U.S.”
At present, there’s no information of whether the 1980’s Hanna-Barbera Monchhichi series will be added to the Boomerang streaming service.