DHX MEDIA SERVING UP A SECOND SEASON OF CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, THE SERIES
Season two of hit comedy series commissioned by YTV for Canada and licensed to Turner in EMEA, APAC and Latin America
Season one picked up by six more international broadcasters
Halifax, NS – 1 February 2018 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B, NASDAQ: DHXM), a leading global children’s content and brands company, has received an order to produce 26 more episodes of the hit animated comedy series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, with Sony Pictures Animation, in association with Corus Entertainment. The series, which is produced at DHX Media’s Vancouver animation studio, recently received eight Canadian Screen Awards nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Program or Series.
Following the successful international launch of season one last year on Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels, as well as on Corus Entertainment’s YTV in Canada, Turner has now picked up season two of the series for its Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels across Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, where it will premiere later in 2018.
In addition, DHX Media has signed new deals for season one of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with France Télévisions, Disney Channel GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), RTL in the Netherlands, ABC Australia, RTP Portugal, and TV3 in Ireland, bringing the total number of distribution deals for season one of the series to twelve.
Josh Scherba, EVP Content and Distribution at DHX Media, said: “Broadcasters around the globe are lining up for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the series. A commission for season two alongside so many international sales of season one speaks volumes about the popularity and the enduring appeal of these wonderfully entertaining characters and their quirky world. We’re looking forward to creating more hilarious adventures for the intrepid duo, Flint and Sam, and sharing them with fans worldwide.”
The comedy series is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 animated feature films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its 2013 sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which were both global hits.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the series, takes place before the movies, when Flint and Sam are still in school. In season two, Flint Lockwood is still stuck in a town that just doesn’t understand him. Luckily, he and his best friend Sam Sparks don’t let that stop them from having a blast with more inventions, more adventures, and unfortunately for Sam, more sardines! Joining them are the best of Swallow Falls, including the corrupt Principal/Mayor Shelbourne; Flint’s stoic father Tim; Flint’s trusty lab assistant, Steve the monkey; the Mayor’s fawning son, Gil; local teenage baby-celebrity Brent; and Flint’s fellow inventor-slash-nemesis, Hector Evilman. High school and life in Swallow Falls may not be easy, but with these two best friends, it’s always tons of fun!