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Mondo TV’s smash hit MeteoHeroes heads to North America

Global family mega-hit maker Kenn Viselman (Teletubbies, Thomas the Tank Engine) has announced a partnership with Mondo TV Studios, part of Mondo TV Group, for an exclusive partnership in the United States and Canada for its award-winning world-wide phenomenon MeteoHeroes, which has already sold into 144 countries and 22 languages.

On April 22, 2022, the MeteoHeroes will make their broadcast debut on PBS with an Earth Day Special. Combined with a companion series, Real Superheroes Don’t Wear Capes, executive-produced by Kenn Viselman, MeteoHeroes is planned to premiere in late summer 2022 on PBS.

Based on a series of books, MeteoHeroes is among the most successful Cartoonito children’s series of all time in Italy, and is popular around the globe. The world premiere of the second season of MeteoHeroes (52 episodes x 13′) will air on Cartoonito in Italy in April 2022.

With humour and respect for its audience, the series sends the important message to children that you don’t need superpowers to save the world. MeteoHeroes is the only children’s series dedicated entirely to climate and environmental issues. Each episode focuses on issues related to ecology and respect for nature.

North American distribution and marketing for both the series and its first collaboration, videogame MeteoHeroes – Saving Planet Earth for Sony PlayStation, will be managed by Kenn Viselman’s itsy bitsy Entertainment Company (TibECo) in partnership with the show’s co-producers Mondo TV S.p.A and leading weather forecasting centre Meteo Operations Italia (MOPI). Viselman will also personally serve as showrunner and executive producer of the Americanised version of the series for a North American audience. This deal was brokered in 2021 by media executive Emilia Nuccio.