ZooMoo to co-produce the series with Omens Studios in Singapore
(Annecy, FR – June 10, 2019) – ZooMoo, a Blue Ant Media company, announces the greenlight of Leo The Wildlife Ranger season two (52 x 11’). ZooMoo will co-produce the series with award-winning animation house Omens Studios. Aimed at preschool children aged three to six, each episode of this CG animated series features junior rangers Leo and his little sister Katie as they have fun adventures with exotic animals all over the world. ZooMoo and Omens Studios begin production this fall in Singapore. Leo The Wildlife Ranger season two will air on ZooMoo and be available for licensing in 2020.
“ZooMoo is committed to bringing stories about wildlife and nature to kids around the world,” says Ward Platt, CEO, Global Networks & Kids, Blue Ant Media. “Being able to greenlight and co-produce Leo The Wildlife Ranger is a real boon for us. We know the series will be a wonderful addition to our line-up, one that is sure to inspire and teach kids everywhere about the value of nature and wildlife.”
“The first season of Leo The Wildlife Ranger has delighted children and parents around the world, and with season two, we are excited to be bringing more characters and fun to the show and to continue building awareness of wildlife and nature issues in young children,” says Chi Sim Tang, CEO and Executive Producer, Omens Studios. “We are excited to be working with Blue Ant Media and our partners to bring this brand new season from paper to screen.”
In each episode of Leo The Wildlife Ranger, junior rangers Leo and Katie, together with helpful puppy Hero and with the support of Ranger Rocky, go on a trip to help animals in need and learn about wildlife and nature. In season two, this includes exotic animals such as the beluga whale and the pink fairy armadillo. In the process, the series teaches young viewers not only fun animal facts, but also information on important issues like conservation and climate change. Season two is set to feature an update on the existing characters design plus add new, never-seen-before characters.
Season one of Leo The Wildlife Ranger has aired in several territories on networks including ZooMoo (Globally), Discovery (Middle East), Channel 1 (Russia), Globosat (Brazil), and English GEM! on CJ E&M (South Korea), also VOD platforms such as Amazon Prime (USA), Kidoodle (Canada) and Tencent (China). The series was nominated for both “Best Preschool Programme” and “Best 3D Animation” at the 2016 Asian TV Awards, and won the “Best Preschool Programme” that year. Season two will air on ZooMoo.
Executive producing Leo The Wildlife Ranger season two is Chi Sim Tang, CEO and Executive Producer, Omens Studios, and on behalf of ZooMoo Networks is Harry Teper, SVP, Kids Programming and Development, Kids & Global Networks, Blue Ant Media.
ZooMoo Networks is an interactive, children’s nature broadcaster with television channels available in over 95 territories including North America, the UK, Asia Pacific, Mexico, Latin America, Singapore, Malaysia, US Hispanic, Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. ZooMoo Networks is a joint venture with DirectTV Latin America, an AT&T company, which holds a 30% stake in the company. The business’ television programming is comprised of over 500 hours of original content, combining spectacular wildlife footage with puppetry, animations and narration to create a unique viewing and learning experience for preschool viewers, aged three to six. ZooMoo’s revolutionary second screen app provides multi-platform, interactive play for kids via iOS and Android devices.
About Omens Studios Pte. Ltd.
Award-winning Omens Studios is a CG animation and interactive company that produces entertaining and engaging original content, from multiple award-winning short films to TV series that are distributed around the world over various platforms from terrestrial to digital. The studio’s library of delightful and award-winning content for preschool viewers and young children include Counting with Paula, Leo the Wildlife Ranger, Argo’s World and others. For more information, please visit www.omens-studios.com.