Monsuno Takes Over TV Tokyo

Pacific Animation Partners, LLC, announced that the Monsuno television series is set to premiere on TV Tokyo in Japan in October. TV Tokyo is one of the major Tokyo television stations and specializes in anime programming.

Targeting 6-to-11 year-old boys, Monsuno is an animated action-adventure series in which kids discover, command, and battle creatures with destructive potential. A race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between a group of heroic kids and the evil forces focused on destroying the planet. Monsuno’s 52×30-minute episodes will begin rolling out in more than 60 countries on Nickelodeon and free-to-air channels this fall.

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Jakks Debuts Monsuno Toy Line

Jakks Pacific introduces a toy line based on the animated franchise, Monsuno. The line features kid-controlled action figures, accessories, combat sets, collectibles, electronics, and integrated role-play.

The line includes the Monsuno Metal Die-Cast Core collectibles, Core and Transforming Action Figures, Core Combat 2-Packs, Core Combat 4-Packs, Wild Core collector game cards, Stock Clip Action Figures & Cards, Strike Launcher and Auto Strike Multi-Launcher, The Launch Zone and Strike Sector.

Jakks Pacific’s Monsuno product line will be available at major retailers nationwide in March. The Monsuno animated series premieres Feb. 23 on Nicktoons and will also air on Nickelodeon channels around the world, beginning Summer 2012.

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Topps Named as Licensee for Animated Property Monsuno

Pacific Animation Partners—the joint venture formed by Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Entertainment USA, and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME)— has announced that The Topps Company has signed on for its new animated entertainment property, Monsuno. Topps will be an investor in the production of the animated TV series, as well as a licensee and partner on trading card games, confectioneries, and related products.

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FremantleMedia Joins JAKKS and Dentsu for Monsuno

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has entered into a production and distribution agreement with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and Dentsu Entertainment USA for the companies’ new joint venture, Monsuno, an original animated entertainment project.

FME will be responsible for the exclusive worldwide (except Asia) distribution of Monsuno programming, and act as the master licensing agent for the Monsuno brand worldwide, except in Asia where Dentsu will serve as the master licensing agent. Monsuno represents the first programming announcement for FME’s Children and Family Entertainment division, launched last fall at MIPCOM.

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JAKKS Partners with Dentsu for New Boys Action Property

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is teaming up with Dentsu Inc. to produce an animated television series based on Monsuno, a new original boys’ action property. The Monsuno property follows adventure-seeking boys who get their hands on re-awakened Monster DNA. The property is being developed as 52 animated episodes and will be launched as a toy line, both targeted to boys ages 6-11. Monsuno is slated to launch in 2011 in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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