Coinciding with MIPCOM, Splash Entertainment has recently announced their acquisition of the audio-visual rights of the award-winning Chinese animated series Jing-Ju Cats for all regions outside of Asia and Africa. The series is notable for being one of the first Chinese cartoons to blend the principles of kung-fu and Beijing opera.
Jing-Ju Cats consists of 80 x 13 minute episodes and first debuted in China via Toonmax, before being broadcast on various channels throughout the region and breaking various ratings records in the region. The series is currently available in both English and Mandarin, and will be offered by Splash Entertainment at the MIP Junior and MIPCOM marketplaces.
“Since the debut of season one in 2016 on Toonmax, Jing-Ju Cats has literally rewritten the record books in China, reaching over 18 percent market share of the Chinese audience and accumulating over 900 million views on the mainstream platform,” says Mevelyn Noriega, president of distribution at Splash Entertainment. “We are delighted to be working with Dazzling Star on such a unique series and look forward to sharing the action-packed adventures filled with comedy, courage and friendship with kids around the world.
“Jing-Ju Cats aims to encourage audiences everywhere to develop into kind people with curious minds, compassionate hearts, and courage so they can grow into their authentic selves while finding their place in the world,” added YangGang Du, CEO of Dazzling Star.