By Allison Watkinson
WildBrain has partnered with Tencent Video and Miaow’s House as the exclusive worldwide distributor of the Pet Hotel series outside of mainland China.
“This exciting partnership with Tencent Video and Miaow’s House represents the continued expansion of our business in China and underscores WildBrain’s international reach as we introduce audiences around the world to Pet Hotel,” said WildBrain VP, Caroline Tyre. “These laugh-out-loud tales of the Pet Hotel crew have universal appeal and are sure to delight kids and families through their compelling storylines and endearing characters.”
Produced by Tencent Video, Miaow’s House and GZ Art-land, Pet Hotel is an animated comedy series that is aimed at children aged seven to nine-years-old.
In addition to entertainment, the Pet Hotel series is intended to promote knowledge about animals and effective pet care.
The series is directed by the founder and chairman of Miaow’s House, Robin Guo, and co-written by Michael Ryan and Thomas Krajewski.
“With companionship as its core theme, Pet Hotel features characters Nai Nai, Vicky, Lili and Bubu, who are all based on real stray animals that I rescued in my daily life,” said Guo. “Living together with these adorable animals inspired me to create this animated series.
“I aim to create a comedy that revolves around the unexpected intelligence of pets, showcasing their cuteness through exaggerated physical performances and concise dialogue, as well as the harmonious coexistence with humans. Kindness, tolerance, sharing and giving ultimately triumph over all difficulties,” added Gao. “The concept of love permeates every episode of Pet Hotel, making it a family-friendly and innovative animated sitcom series.”
WildBrain’s international distribution network currently spans over a 150 countries worldwide.
The company’s various owned and licensed IP are available on more than 500 different streaming platforms and telecasting services.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with WildBrain to bring this beloved show to a broader international audience,” said Tencent Video director, Selina She. “We can’t wait to see children across the globe delight in the madcap exploits of Robin and his menagerie of guests.”
Wildbrain will be screening episodes of Pet Hotel at stand #R7.N13 at this year’s edition of the MIPJUNIOR and MIPCOM trade show events.