[12/17/20 - 10:06 AM] HBO Max Acquires Preschool Animated Adventure "Love Monster" A huge hit since it premiered on CBeebies in the UK in late January, the animated series is based on the wonderfully warm and witty, award-winning preschool books of the same name by Rachel Bright.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
HBO Max Acquires Preschool Animated Adventure "Love Monster"
Based on the Bestselling Books, 54-Episode Series Launches Today on HBO Max
Dec. 17, 2020 - HBO Max has picked up the U.S. rights to the quirky new preschool adventure Love Monster, from Boat Rocker Studios', a division of global media company Boat Rocker Media. Episodes featuring the huggable and lovable monster are available now on the streamer.
A huge hit since it premiered on CBeebies in the UK in late January, the animated series is based on the wonderfully warm and witty, award-winning preschool books of the same name by Rachel Bright. The #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller and USA Today bestseller is published in the US by Macmillan subsidiary Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Love Monster follows the colorful and funny exploits of one-of-a-kind, huggable hero Love Monster as he navigates the challenges involved in being a bit funny looking in a world of cute fluffy things. Every day provides Love Monster the opportunity to embark on all kinds of big adventures with his friends in Fluffytown, where, together, they learn all kinds of little life lessons. Full of heart and helping preschoolers understand and manage different emotions, Love Monster showcases the importance of kindness, empathy, connection and instinct.
In addition to HBO Max, multiple other international broadcast partners have come on board since launch, including ABC Australia, CBC Canada, RTE Ireland, YLE Finland, TVNZ New Zealand, MBC Middle East, Canal Panda Spain and Viu TV Hong Kong. Love Monster is a ground-breaking collaboration between BBC Children's In-House Productions, Boat Rocker Studios, and Chinese entertainment company, UYoung. Boat Rocker Studios is managing the global content distribution and consumer products program for the franchise.
About HBO Max
HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering, with 10,000 hours of curated premium content. HBO Max offers best in class quality entertainment, featuring the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences with the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. Website: HBOMax.com.
About Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media (Boat Rocker) is an independent, integrated global entertainment company that harnesses the power of creativity and commerce to tell stories and build iconic brands for audiences around the world. Boat Rocker Studios, the company's main creative engine, creates, produces and distributes award-winning content and franchises across all major genres via its Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family divisions. The Studio also distributes and licenses thousands of hours of its own and third-party content worldwide. Boat Rocker also owns or invests in companies in the entertainment industry that bolster the company's strategic and operational goals, including Insight Productions (Unscripted), Jam Filled Entertainment (2D and 3D Animation), Industrial Brothers (Kids & Family Animation) and Untitled Entertainment, a leading global talent management company that represent leading on-screen talent and celebrities. Finally, Boat Rocker Ventures acquires, invests and builds consumer-facing entertainment intellectual property and technology. It has investments in Serial Box, MarcoPolo Learning, CAA Creative Labs and Bustle. A selection of Boat Rocker's projects include: Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), Dear... (Apple TV+), Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network), The Amazing Race Canada (CTV), MasterChef Canada (CTV), The Next Step (Family Channel, CBC), The Loud House (Nickelodeon), and Remy & Boo (Universal Kids, CBC). For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com.