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"The Beachbuds" Indonesian Animation was bought by Warner Bros Inc.

Diego Castaneda

Diego Castaneda

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Beachbuds, an original Indonesian animated children's series made by Jtoon Studio, has been officially purchased by Warner Bros. Discovery for broadcast in Latin America through the Discovery Kids channel.

Variety reports that The Beachbuds has previously been purchased by several different companies, through Odin's Eye Animation as the licensee, such as those who purchased the broadcast rights for its broadcast in Japan by The Walt Disney Company, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) for the Australian region, and Disney+. Hotstar for Southeast Asia region.

Regarding the purchase of The Beachbuds broadcasting rights, the president and executive producer of JToon Studios, Iskander Tjahjadi, said, "We believe The Beachbuds will appeal to children and families around the world." “We have great confidence in the capabilities and experience of distributors in distributing the series globally.” he added.

So far, The Beachbuds has produced one season and consists of 52 episodes, with a duration of 11 minutes per episode. This animated series tells the story of the lives of cute and diverse bird characters in a resort called Zoobak on a tropical island, namely Bayo the resort manager, Alejandro who is the lifeguard, Nola who is the security, the manager Pak Putu, Pon Pon the chef. grumpy, and Ozo, the moaning character.

As a children's animation, The Beachbuds is intended for an audience in the age range of 6 to 11 years. Broadly speaking, it is not only entertaining, but also teaches positive messages about harmony, friendliness, and humor.

For The Beachbuds, JToon Studios has worked with a number of big names from famous animation such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks who won the Primetime Emmy, then writers Ken Goin and John R Morey who worked on Family Guy, and George Samilski who served as director. . George was previously involved in the series The Dragon Prince.

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The Beachbuds, Serial animasi anak-anak asli Indonesia buatan Jtoon Studio, resmi dibeli hak siarnya oleh Warner Bros Discovery untuk penayangannya di wilayah Amerika Latin melalui Discovery Kids channel.

Variety melansir, The Beachbuds sebelumnya sudah dibeli hak siarnya oleh beberapa perusahaan berbeda, melalui Odin’s Eye Animation sebagai pemegang lisensi, seperti yang membeli hak siar untuk penayangannya di Jepang oleh The Walt Disney Company, ABC (Australian Broadcastiong Corporation) untuk wilayah Australia, dan Disney+ Hotstar untuk region Asia Tenggara.

Mengenai pembelian hak siar The Beachbuds ini, presiden dan produser eksekutif dari JToon Studios, Iskander Tjahjadi, mengatakan, “Kami percaya The Beachbuds akan menarik hati anak-anak dan keluarga di seluruh dunia.”. “Kami memiliki kepercayaan yang besar pada kemampuan dan pengalaman distributor dalam mengedarkan serial ini secara global.” tambahnya.

Sejauh ini, The Beachbuds telah diproduksi sebanyak satu musim dan terdiri dari 52 episode, dengan durasi 11 menit per episodenya. Serial animasi ini bercerita tentang kehidupan karakter-karakter burung yang lucu dan beragam di sebuah resort bernama Zoobak di sebuah pulau tropis, yaitu Bayo si pengurus resort, Alejandro yang jadi penjaga pantai, Nola yang jadi security, sang manajer Pak Putu, Pon Pon si chef pemarah, dan Ozo, karakter tukang ngeluh.

Sebagai animasi anak-anak, The Beachbuds ditujukan untuk penonton di rentang usia 6 hingga 11 tahun. Secara garis besar, tidak hanya menghibur, namun juga mengajarkan tentang pesan-pesan positif tentang keharmonisan, keramahan, dan humor.

Untuk The Beachbuds, JToon Studios telah bekerja sama dengan sederet nama besar dari animasi kenamaan seperti SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks yang pernah memenangkan penghargaan Primetime Emmy, lalu penulis Ken Goin dan John R Morey yang pernah menggarap Family Guy, serta George Samilski yang berperan sebagai sutradara. George sebelumnya pernah terlibat dalam serial The Dragon Prince.

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