AMAZON WORLDWIDE PICKS UP ODDBODS
Amazon Prime Worldwide has been delivered the Global Smash-Hit comedy animation, Oddbods by Janson Media, it was announced today.
Oddbods, from multi- award winning global studio One Animation, will be aired across the majority of Amazon’s territories simultaneously via its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.
This is the latest distribution announcement for the globally successful show, which already broadcasts in over 100 countries worldwide, on free-to- air as well as paid-for channels such as Disney, Cartoon Network and BBC Kids.
“Oddbods is a non-dialogue show which appeals to all age groups from all communities around the world,” explains Jesse Janson, founder of Janson Media.
“Each episode focuses on short and extremely funny sketches involving the seven main characters, Zee, Pogo, Bubbles, Jeff, Newt, Fuse and Slick. We know from the data collected by One Animation that the show appeals to kids but also to adults, so it will be interesting to see how fans engage with the show through Amazon’s service.”
The show has firmly established itself as a global digital influencer brand. User generated content (UGC) alone has clocked up 2 billion views over the last year, while fans around the world have also participated in tens of thousands of conversations about the show on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and fan blogs.
Sashim Parmanand, CEO of One Animation, commented: “Oddbods continues to enjoy success around the world. We recently announced the production of a new season of the show which we will be releasing later in the year with our broadcasters across Europe, Latin America and Asia. With a truly global presence the brand is growing really quickly from strength to strength, we are delighted that the short form sketches are now available on Amazon Prime”
About Janson Media
Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent media company based in New York, specializing in worldwide digital, television, VOD, DVD/video, non-theatrical, and educational distribution. The company has licensed content to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include major digital video platforms, broadcasters, and home-entertainment companies. Janson Media’s digital distribution reaches tens of millions of consumers via its direct content partnerships with such major digital video platforms as Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, iTunes, Hulu, and others.
About One Animation
Founded in 2008, One Animation is a CG Animation studio and consumer products. With an international team of award winning talent, the company has produced a vast portfolio of highly successful animation titles that are broadcast on global networks such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Amazon and seen across over 100 countries worldwide. Dedicated to developing the highest quality, family-focused TV, film and new media content, the team continues to push the boundaries of production; building upon a unique pipeline that delivers the highest quality productions with shorter than average production schedules and a crew that is typically one-third the size of a traditional CGI animation production team. For more information, please visit us at www.oneanimation.com
Oddbods is a globally loved, multi-award winning, non-dialogue comedy show featuring seven very different, sometimes battling pals. Together, despite their differences, they survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events. Turning different into a positive, the madcap but totally charming Oddbods celebrate individuality in a funny, warm and unexpected way taking success where they find it and failure in their stride.