Rev & Roll

WildBrain and Alpha Group are planting flags around the world for Rev & Roll, a new CGI-animated preschool series.

The series follows the adventures of a group of kids led by 8-year-old Rev and his best friend, Rumble — a rambunctious, powerful truck with a puppy personality — in the town of Fender Bend, where everyone has a four-wheeled buddy at their side. WildBrain inked distribution deals with more than 40 broadcasters to air and/or stream the series in more than 25 territories around the globe.

A toy line from Alpha Group is rolling out globally following an early debut in China. WildBrain plans to amplify interest in the toys with a series of stop-motion and play videos that will be created by WildBrain Spark.

The first season of Rev & Roll is available on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada. It streams in the UK via Prime Video Direct, and new deals will bring the series to SUPER RTL (Germany), TF1 (France), Turner’s Cartoonito (Italy), Karusel (Russia), TV Azteca (Mexico), and Channel 9 (Australia), among other top broadcasters. Audiences in China can find the series on CCTV-14, JiaJia Cartoon, Youman Cartoon, Golden Eagle Cartoon, Haxuan Cartoon, and on SVOD platforms including Tencent, IQIYI, YOUKU, and Mango TV. Additionally, kids can catch Rev & Roll streaming on YouTube, YouTube Kids, Tubi, Pluto TV, XUMO, Ketchup TV, Crackle, and The Roku Channel in select markets.

“The response to Rev & Roll from broadcasters and streamers across the globe has been outstanding,” says Josh Scherba, president, WildBrain. “This is a fantastic series for kids, filled with adventure, friendship, and fun, and we’re thrilled it’s rolling out in so many territories. Bolstered by its strong performance on our WildBrain Spark YouTube network, we think Rev & Roll has excellent potential as a global brand, and we’re equally excited about the toy program rolling out from Alpha Group.”

Additional broadcasters on board for Rev & Roll include WildBrain Television’s Family Jr. (Canada), Télémagino (French Canada), and Société Radio-Canada’s Extra (French Canada); Hopster (U.S., UK, Australia); British Telecom (UK); TG4 (Ireland); Canal Panda (Portugal); RSI (Italian Switzerland); NRK Super (Norway); SVT (Sweden); YLE (Finland); TVP ABC (Poland); JOJKO and TUKI (Slovakia); TV2 (Hungary); Plus Plus (Ukraine); Medialine (Russia/CIS); Hop! (Israel); Showmax (Africa); See TV and Bibi TV (Vietnam); Disney (Hong Kong, Macau & SE Asia); RVT (Indonesia); and TVNZ (New Zealand).

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.