Popular Preschool Series Counting with Paula Enters China

SINGAPORE, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore-based award-winning computer graphics animation company Omens Studios has successfully sold seasons 1-3 of its flagship preschool edutainment title "Counting with Paula" to China Central Television for terrestrial broadcast and to iQiyi for online distribution. In addition, the studio has completed investment deals with Beijing-based Feng Media and Huacheng Media for Counting with Paula seasons 4 and 5 and an animated feature film based on the same IP.

Following its broadcast in Singapore on Mediacorp Okto Channel in 2015, the series has seen global success with viewers from the United States, South Korea, Spain, Russia, the Middle East and now in China, from networks that include Amazon Prime, Canal+, Al Jazeera, CJ Entertainment to Televisio De Catalunya.

"We are seeing demand for our content in many parts of the world where parents place a premium in making sure their young preschoolers get access to high quality, curated content that not only entertains but also educate," says Chi Sim Tang, the founder and Executive Producer of Omens Studios. He adds: "Singapore is known for a world-class education curriculum and we based the show off many of the positive aspects of Singapore's system while incorporating curriculum from places such as the United States and China. Indeed, we strive to be the brand for early childhood edutainment in the digital age much like what Sesame Street has done for TV."

"We were enticed with the show the first time we saw it, and it was absolutely an immediate fit for the China market," says Jacqueline Tan, Vice-President, Feng Media, adding: "We are working with Omens Studios with the intent to get the content into and beyond China and to establish a long-term relationship where both our companies will jointly grow and develop the Counting with Paula brand in both the online and offline worlds".

Counting with Paula is a 180 x 11' CG animated series produced in HD1080 for 3 to 6 year-olds. It aims to make learning about numeracy, literacy and social development skills, fun, easy, and entertaining. The series features Paula and her friends, Tim, Billy, Chalkie, Calc and the Numbers as they go on exciting adventures to colourful and exotic places, where they solve problems and make new friends.

Counting with Paula seasons 4 and 5 will be completed for release in 2019 and 2020 respectively along with multiple interactive applications based on the IP, while the animated feature film will go into pre-production by 1Q 2019 and is slated for release in 2020.

About Omens Studios

Award-winning Omens Studios is based in sunny Singapore where a cosmopolitan team was brought together by a common love for stories, animation and interactive technology. With a portfolio of multiple award-winning short films and TV series such as Counting with Paula, Leo the Wildlife Ranger and Argo's World, the studio is expanding globally. For more information and news, please visit the company's website at www.omens-studios.com.

 

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