The Beachbuds, Indonesian homegrown animation to be screened in Latin America

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Indonesian indigenous animated series The Beachbuds acquired by Warner Bros. (Source: instagram/@jtoonstudios)

Jakarta, IO – Indigenously produced animated series The Beachbuds will be screened in Latin America. The series has been acquired by the American film production and distribution giant Warner Bros.

The story is set in a tropic resort called Zoobak Resort, inhabited by exotic birds. This 11-minute-long series has 52 episodes and is aimed at children aged 6-11. Some of the characters are intricately linked to Indonesian culture such as the use of distinctive Indonesian names like Bayo and Pak Putu the resort manager.

Produced by Gading Serpong-based JToon Studios headed by Iskandar Tjahjadi, the series envisions to promote Indonesian rich culture through creative economy. “We believe The Beachbuds will captivate the hearts of children and families around the world,” Iskandar Tjahjadi told Suara Merdeka, Thursday (23/6).

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Other than Latin America, The Beachbuds will also be streamed in a number of other countries. For the Southeast Asia market, this animation can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar. Meanwhile, for the Australian market, it has been broadcast by ABC network. (un)