Sydney-based Odin’s Eye Animation has secured sales of the children’s television series “The Beachbuds” to Disney Japan and ABC Australia. Other territories are under negotiation at MipTV in Cannes.
“The Beachbuds” is a 52 episode x 11′ anime series set in Zoobak Resort, a fictional tropical island paradise with the funniest feathered friends. With a target population of 6 to 11 years old, “The Beachbuds” teaches children about harmony, hospitality and humor, so that no matter what, everyone can have their best day.
The series is produced by J-Toon Productions, an American and Indonesian firm founded in 2013 by industrialist and mineral magnate Jimmy Budiarto and Montreal producer-distributor Syon Media. The producers previously negotiated a licensing deal for Southeast Asia, where the series is now available on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The series is directed by George Samilski (“Aliens in the Attic,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Dragonball Evolution”) with writers including Primetime Emmy winner Steven Banks (“Lego: City Adventure”, “Spongebob Squarepants”), Ken Goin (“Family Guy”, “Tripping the Rift”) and John R. Morey (“Family Guy”).
The music is composed by Adam Barrett Berry (“South Park”, “Kim Possible”, “The Sarah Silverman Program”), who has won two Emmy Awards and is a Grammy Award-winning producer.
Characters include Bayo, the station authority; Alejandro, the insane rescuer; Nola, the kind and serious security guard; Mr. Putu – the reluctant manager; Pon Pon, the hot-tempered chef; and Ozo, the handyman of life.
“We believe ‘The Beachbuds’ will capture the hearts of children and families around the world and we have great confidence in OEA’s abilities and vast experience to successfully distribute the series around the world,” said the president of J-Toon Studios, Iskander Tjahjadi.
Odin’s Eye Animation is a division of Odin’s Eye Entertainment, an Australia-based production, distribution and international sales agency that specializes in working with emerging and established filmmakers across a wide variety of genres.
OEA’s lineup of animated features includes “Little Eggs: An African Rescue,” “Alebrijes,” from Oscar-winning producer Aron Warner (“Shrek,” “Book of Life”), and the recently completed franchise “Tales From Sanctuary City: The Wishing Tree.