The partnership represents the two companies’ foray into the lucrative and highly profitable worlds of content distribution and publishing – offering new revenue streams for both – unleashing the potential of associated ancillary businesses including international marketing, licenses and additional consumer products. The alliance will grow Cats versus pickles in a recurring series in 11-minute installments, as well as creating revenue-generating extensions starting with content posted for consumer purchase. Cats versus pickles has no dialogue, and therefore no linguistic or cultural barriers, and its potential for immediate worldwide distribution makes it a unique and compelling programming asset. Simultaneously, Curiosity and Cepia will collaborate to produce a collection of images, charts and activity books that are expected to hit shelves in 2022.
The alliance will take advantage of the growing popularity of Cats versus pickles, the property of blockbuster toys and animated shorts that premiered on YouTube that chronicle the love-hate relationship between cats and pickles. The premise of the show is simple: cats hate pickles (real fact) and pickles just want to be loved (research has yet to definitively prove) but the humorous conflict proves it’s silly to be afraid. of something just because it may be different. In the tradition of the classic cartoon, Tom and Jerry, Cats versus pickles uses intelligent visual storytelling without using dialogue. Misunderstood, stupid pickles – Joe pickle, Hank pickle and Fitzgherkin to name a few – plot intricate but doomed plans to get closer to the cats while desperately seeking friendship. The colorful cast of cats – including Paw-Purr-Oni, Water-meow-lon, and Galacticat – are too self-centered to achieve the pickle chase until it’s too late and react to the pickles with a frightening alarm. The result is a hilarious feline-veggie showdown.
“Cats versus pickles has the elements of a franchise success, including a simple premise: lovable characters, endless storytelling possibilities, and brand extension opportunities, ”says Hicks of Curiosity. “Curiosity Ink Media is very excited to partner with the brilliant minds of Cepia to elevate this cult online sensation hitting a global power at a time when the world would definitely need a laugh, a smile and a smile. an acceptance message. ”
Cepia’s Hornsby added, “Basically, Cats versus pickles is a love story that anyone can relate to because at some point we’ve all been pickles ourselves. We’re excited to team up with the outstanding storytellers at Curiosity Ink, whose rich entertainment biographies include the cultivation of powerful franchises like Spongebob and Dora the Explorer, to expand Cats versus pickles in his next nine lives! ”
About Cepia LLC
Based at St. Louis, Missouri., Cepia LLC is a privately held company founded by James russell hornsby which manufactures toys and games for children of all ages. Cepia’s entertainment property, ZhuZhu Pets®, was named one of the “100 Best Toys of All Time” by TIME, and received the highest toy of the year honor in five countries, including 2010 “Toy of the Year”, “Most Innovative Toy” and “Best Girls’ Toy”. By combining kid-friendly technology and innovative creations, the company’s core philosophy is to turn simplistic ideas into magical experiences for children. Ingenuity, creativity, playfulness and passion are at the heart of Cepia.
About Curiosity ink media
Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, develops and maximizes the short, medium and long term business potential of children’s and family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities. Led by a world-class management team, Curiosity Ink Media’s multi-faceted IP library is designed to amass continued value through strategic management, partnerships and highly focused market entry.
About Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.
Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is a growing social media platform and provider of original entertainment content for children under 13, which provides safe and secure digital environments for children that can be watched by their parents or guardians. The Company has several operating subsidiaries, including Grom Social, which distributes its content via mobile and desktop environments (web portal and applications) which entertain children, allow them to interact with their friends, access information relevant and play exclusive games while teaching them how to be good. digital citizens. The company owns and operates Top Draw Animation, which produces award-winning animated content for some of the world’s largest international media companies. Grom also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government, and private businesses. For more information, please visit.gromsocial.com.
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