Kapamilya kids are in for a world of fun and adventure as “Doraemon” finally joins the Kapamilya network.
In a trade event at the Green Sun Hotel Axon, the titular robot cat from the future—along with his friends Nobita, Shizuka, Suneo and Takeshi—was introduced to the public as a member of the Kapamilya network.
ABS-CBN’s Acquisitions and International Sales Distribution (ISD) division partnered with Animation Intl. Ltd., ShoPro and ADK Emoticons Inc., the companies that own the rights to distribute the “Doreamon” franchise.
“We are very happy and excited to finally say that Doraemon is a kapamilya. It has been a long time coming and we believe this is a landmark acquisition for our kiddie viewers and kids at heart who have been asking when Doraemon will ever show up on ABS-CBN,” said Acquisitions and ISD head Macie Imperial.
Set to air on ABS-CBN TVplus channel YeY starting May, “Doraemon” follows the adventures of Nobita Nobi, a young boy who suffers from bullying, and his trusty friend Doraemon.
“We are very excited because we didn’t have Doraemon on television for a long time and ABS-CBN is one of the best channels here so we’re really looking forward to this partnership,” said Animation Intl. Ltd. general manager Tim Kondo.
Watch for the premiere of “Doraemon” on May 27 at 5 p.m. on YeY, available on ABS-CBN TVplus. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)