Turner, Synergy, Studio Goindol embark on Korean animation


Rebecca Hawkes

| 10 September 2015

Turner Broadcastings's largest ever animation project in South Korea, Beat Monsters, is now set for production with partners Synergy Media and Studio Goindol.

The comedy, which features alien monsters searching for the ultimate beat in a live action and CGI animation fusion, will comprise 52x2' shorts and additional micro-shorts.

"These fun and fresh shorts are exactly what we're looking for as part of our International Shorts Programme," said Mark Eyers, chief content officer, Turner's Kids Networks in Asia Pacific.

"Turner has made a firm commitment to generating and supporting the production of original comedy animation right around the world and we're really pleased to find a likeminded and globally-focused partner in Korea. When it launches, Beat Monsters will deliver world-class laughs around the world from London to Lagos, and Madrid to Manila."

Beat Monsters is slated to air at the end of 2016 on Turner's portfolio of children's channels in Asia Pacific including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami, as well as on Cartoon Network in EMEA.

The project is under development with the assistance from Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

Jeong-soo Hur, president, Studio Goindol and director of Beat Monsters, said: "We have high hopes for this bunch of crazy and adorable alien characters, and we will soon get to meet these guys in real life. It is inspiring for us that Beat Monsters fits perfectly with Turner, and I hope that our little guys make a huge impact as a result of this cooperation."