Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, along with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, have announced that the first season of the award-winning animated series Esme & Roy has been picked up by Discovery Kids in Latin America.
Sesame Workshop also has local productions around the world including Sésamo in Latin America.
Distributed by Nelvana, the 52 x 11 minutes animated series was created by TV veterans Dustin Ferrer and Amy Steinberg.
Commenting on this, Nelvana Enterprises head Mellany Masterson said, “We are proud to continue to share Esme & Roy with new audiences and empower children to play and learn. In today’s challenging times, lessons in mindfulness, creativity and socio-emotional development are more important than ever. The series entertains children all over the world with these strong universal themes and we are excited to introduce this dynamic monster sitter duo to Discovery Kids Latin America and its young audience.”
Nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series, Esme & Roy follows the adventures of Esme and Roy, the best Monstersitters in Monsterdale! They’ve become experts at using creative games and mindfulness strategies to solve little monsters’ BIG problems. With lovable characters who spark strong emotional connections among preschoolers, Esme and Roy use the power of play to help younger monsters through relatable situations, like trying new foods and feeling scared during loud thunderstorms.
With season two currently in production, Esme & Roy first premiered on Treehouse in Canada and HBO in the U.S. in August 2018 and has since launched on KiKA (Germany), Disney Junior Southeast Asia (covering 15 territories including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Hong Kong), NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), Minimini (Poland), HOP (Israel), and DKids (Middle East, North Africa). Nelvana holds international distribution rights outside of the U.S.