Pinguim Content (Brazil) announced a raft of sales to major LatAm broadcasters along with a host of further activity for the award-winning Brazilian studio.
Leading Latin American streaming provider Globoplay has bought two of Pinguim Content’s hit shows for SVOD: S1 & S2 of Fishtronaut (each 52 x 11’), the entertaining and educational series following the adventures of the water-suit-wearing fish who solves mysteries on land which airs in 80 countries; and S1 of Ping and Friends (52 x 7’), the animated music-based preschool series which helps young viewers grow their vocabulary, discover rhythm and rhyme and experience an array of music genres.
In addition, the first season of Fishtronaut (52 x 11’) has been licensed to popular kids’ channel Gulli Brazil. Ping and Friends is currently being dubbed into neutral Spanish, with this version available to broadcasters from late November.
Pinguim has also announced a development deal at Discovery Kids LATAM for The Boo Inn, its new coproduction with fellow industry leaders Little Airplane Productions. A spooktacularly funny new animation for kids aged 4-8, The Boo Inn (52 x 11’) follows the hilarious adventures of seven-year-old Oliver, his little sister Abigail and adorable ghost dog Salami, as they help to run the family’s new country inn – which just happens to be haunted!
Company’s feature film Tarsilinha, directed by Celia Catunda and Kiko Mistrorigo, has been attracting accolades this summer. Following its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival, where it was nominated for “Best Animation Film”, it won the Animated Feature Film from Latin America and Spain competition on its LatAm premiere at the 2021 Chilemonos International Animation Festival. The film has also been selected for two further prestigious film festivals this year: SICAF 2021, the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival which runs from 1-4 October; and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, known for presenting the best, most innovative international films for kids and teens which inspire and speak to the creative minds and hearts of young people, which is being held from 5-14 November.
Set in a whimsical world full of magical creatures, Tarsilinha follows the fantastical journey of an 8-year-old girl who sets off to save her mother’s memory. The film is inspired by the groundbreaking work of Tarsila do Amaral, the famous Brazilian modernist painter, who had a critical role in the emergence of modernism in Brazil.