Jetpack Distribution has secured the international distribution rights to pre-school animated series Emmy & Gooroo. They have picked up the show’s first (52 x 11 minutes) and second (104 x 7 minutes) seasons.
Emmy & Gooroo follows five-year-old girl Emmy and her best friend, a furry and huggable creature called Gooroo. Emmy is the only human in the magic forest, but due to her practical skills she manages to overcome the challenges that brings.
Gooroo takes care of her and their world is full of fabulous creatures such as animals and plants that can talk, dance and even cook. Every day brings a new adventure and exciting challenges. The series is a co-production between Barcelona-based Tomavision and China-based Leftpocket. The series launched in China in 2017 on FTA broadcaster CCTV and 50 more domestic broadcasters including Beijing Kaku Kids, Guangdong Jiajia Kids and Youku.
Emmy & Gooroo has already been relatively successful on the international market, having secured deals with: VPRO in the Netherlands; VRT in Belgium; YLE in Finland; be Junior in the Middle East and North Africa; CJ ENM in South Korea; and Paka Paka in Argentina. The series is supported by an international consumer products programme which includes publishing, toys, home textiles, apparel, accessories, stationary. A theme hotel is also in the works.
“We are delighted to welcome Emmy & Gooroo to the Jetpack catalogue”, said Jetpack Distribution CEO Dominic Gardiner. “It’s a hugely engaging show for pre-schoolers globally, containing the much-loved elements of magic, fantasy, forests and interesting and diverse characters. Its success has already been proven in both Asia and Europe and we’re looking forward to finding it more homes.”