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Jellyfish Originals Strikes Co-Production Deal with Alpha Group

Jellyfish Originals announced today that it is has entered into a co-production deal with leading Chinese animation, entertainment and toy-company, Alpha Group. The two companies are joining forces, bringing exciting kid’s property Battle of the Bugs to the global market at MIPCOM 2020.

The CG animated series is the brainchild of Simon Nicholson, Head Writer of Disney’s PJ Masks and co-developed with Alpha and Jellyfish Pictures. Our Jellyfish Originals team will be providing script to screen production services, whilst managing the global pre-sales and consumer products rights outside of China and Asia. Alpha Group will oversee all rights in China and Asia and spearhead the licensing programme as global master toy partner.

The newest addition to the Jellyfish Originals IP slate, Battle of the Bugs is a futuristic, high-voltage action-comedy series, following the epic adventures of three kid-heroes who are called for a secret mission to save the world from mechanical Robot-Bugs, trying to invade the planet. Not an average day in sight in this tech-inspired series aimed for the 6-10 years market.

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Doing what Natalie does best, talking Jellyfish Originals kids shows, Natalie will be presenting Battle of the Bugs at MIPCOM this month as well as showcasing the animation promo we produced in-house to potential global buyers.

Alpha and Simon are a joy to work with and I’m excited to bring Battle of the Bugs to the international market. Together we have created an ambitious universe where technically advanced Robot-Bugs threaten human existence… this futuristic world is a sandbox for stories of all sizes and the perfect back-drop to introduce characters our audience will emotionally invest in. It’s jam-packed with gadgetry, laughs, jeopardy and mechanical creepy crawlies – what’s not to love?!
Natalie Llewellyn, Managing Director, Jellyfish Originals
Battle of the Bugs has been a truly international collaboration from its inception. Simon, Alpha and Jellyfish have consciously crafted the characters, world and stories to resonate with a global audience. We know kids love robots, heroes and insects – in this show, they get to embrace all of these favourites in one hit!
Isaac Lin, Head of Global Content and Brands, Alpha Group
Kids love new technologies and are naturally enchanted by insect life – Battle of the Bugs combines both these fascinations and partners it with thrilling action, high-stake stories and a big dose of funny to deliver the perfect adventure-comedy TV show!
Simon Nicholson, Head Writer, Entertainment One