Spin Master Entertainment has secured worldwide broadcast and streaming deals for its series of animated shorts, Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia.

Based on the toy line, the series of 44 three-minute shorts follow the hatchings and discoveries of four main heroes: Penguala, Cheetree, Draggle, and Puppit. The series is available on Netflix globally; Carousel in Russia; Nelonen and Ruutu in Finland; RTL in the Netherlands; MYTFT1 and TFOUMAX in France; SUPER RTL in Germany; Discovery Corporate Services in Italy; Viacom in Poland; Medialaan by DPG Media in Belgium; and ejunior the Middle East.

“Hatchimals is a global brand kids know and love, and creatively we were able to translate the magic and wonder of the toy line into entertainment,” says Thom Chapman, senior director, sales and distribution at Spin Master Entertainment. “From its conception, Hatchimals had storylines to explore and worlds to uncover, and we are able to tell these stories perfectly via these snackable episodes, which will be sure to entertain and capture the imaginations of children around the globe.”

Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia originally debuted on YouTube last year.

This fall, the world of Hatchimals will expand again at retail, with details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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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.