Discovery Kids acquires India TV rights of Japanese animation series ‘Monster Kid’
MUMBAI: Kids broadcaster Discovery Kids has bagged broadcast rights of the Japanese animation series ‘Monster Kid’ from the house of Fujiko Fujio, the famous creator of Ninja Hattori series. Monster Kid, which has been well received throughout the world including Latin America, Europe, and all of Asia, will premiere on Discovery Kids starting 26 November at noon.
‘Monster Kid’, the prince of Monster Land, travels to Human realms along with his companions Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstein to be trained for his preparation to become the king. Monster Kid uses his superpowers to overcome various challenges and develops a special bond with a human boy Hiroshi. This special bond between Monster Kid and Hiroshi has attracted the attention of kids across the world.
Talking about the development Discovery India head Discovery Kids Uttam Pal Singh said, “Kids are always curious about monster and monster stories! One of the key reasons for the exponential growth of Discovery Kids is that we have singled out shows which went on to captivate and engage kids in India. We are excited to partner with the legendary Japanese creator Fujiko Fujio and TV Asahi on this series and we believe that ‘Monster Kid’ has all the elements to engage, entertain and tickle the curiosity of kids.”
TV Asahi head of animation, International Business Department Takahiro Kishimoto said, “We are delighted with this exciting opportunity and look forward to further strengthening the partnership with Discovery Kids. We hope ‘Monster Kid’ will turn out to be another animation sensation from TV Asahi in India.”