European outfit Mondo TV has recently signed a new deal in Italy for their 3D CG kids’ action adventure series, Robot Trains. The series itself was produced by South Korea’s CJ E&M, and will consist of 32 x 11 minute episodes that will air on pay TV channel DeA Junior via Sky starting on September 4. Mondo is also taking care of licensing and distribution for Robot Trains in several EU territories such as Italy and Iberia, along with the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific.
For the uninitiated, Robot Trains focuses on a fictional place called Train World, where all the citizens are trains. However, a few special citizens have the ability to transform into robots. They use these abilities to go on exciting missions. The property is a surprise hit in Korea, and has so far managed to build a successful licensing program that covers toys, print media, school supplies, and others. A second season has already been locked in, with Mondo TV once again serving as co-producer and licensing & distribution partner.
“Robot Trains is a thrilling, funny and beautifully designed show with an obvious appeal to a pre-school audience,” said Matteo Corradi, CEO of Mondo TV. “I am looking forward to Robot Trains repeating its Korean success in Italy — and many more territories!”
“The arrival of Robot Trains in the European market is a cause for celebration. I am sure that this exciting and engaging show, which has been so popular in its home market, will enjoy even more success — both in Europe and beyond,” commented CJ E&M’s VP, Hyunil Park.