MGA Entertainment to Develop, Produce and Distribute New Series Based on Daewon Media’s “Armored Saurus” Series Under Multi-Year Deal

Deal includes broad global distribution of new series as well as toy and merchandising rights

CHATSWORTH, Calif. and SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MGA Entertainment (MGA), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing privately held toy and entertainment companies, and Daewon Mediaa South Korean cultural content company specializing in character and animation-related media, today announced that it has signed a multi-year global agreement for MGA to develop, produce and distribute a new video series based on the series at Daewon’s hit “Armored Saurus”, which mixes visual effects (VFX) and live action. In addition to distribution rights (outside of South Korea, Japan and China), the deal includes the rights to toys and merchandising The newly redesigned brand, content and product are scheduled to launch globally in 2024 in North America, Latin America and Europe.

A 2021 South Korean television series developed by Daewon Media, “Armored Saurus” is the story of armored dinosaurs with mechanical powers and their trained pilots who fight against alien invaders who are determined to destroy the Earth. The revamped series’ first season is slated for 13 half-hour episodes and will include updates to the existing visual effects and live action along with updated storylines to appeal to a global audience.

“MGA continues to explore partnerships like this as part of our growing focus on entertainment and this deal with Daewon Media is a big step forward in bringing fresh, innovative children’s content and products to a wider global audience. wide,” said MGA Entertainment Founder and CEO Isaac. The nothing. “We can’t wait to begin work on this action-packed new series, and the accompanying toys and licensed merchandise, to introduce kids everywhere to the ‘Armored Saurus’ world.”

Dong-Hoon Jung, CEO of Daewon Media, said, “We are delighted to announce this agreement with MGA Entertainment, combining our expertise and experience in content creation with MGA’s global business capabilities, experience in management of intellectual property in many categories and its global infrastructure. Adding: “We look forward to accelerating the promotion of toys and other licensed products in 2024.”

About MGA Entertainment

MGA Entertainment is the fastest growing and largest privately held toy and entertainment company in the United States. Headquartered in Chatsworth, California and with offices around the world, the company creates innovative, exclusive and licensed consumer and entertainment products including toys, games, dolls, apparel. , consumer electronics, home decor, stationery, sporting goods, movies and TV series. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as LOL Surprise!™, Little Tikes®, Rainbow High™, Shadow High™, Bratz®, MGA’s Miniverse™, Na! N / A! N / A! Surprise™, Mermaze Mermaidz™ Color Change, Baby Born® Surprise and Zapf Creation®. For more information, visit us at www.mgae.com or check us out on LinkedIn.

About Daewon Media

Daewon Media is one of the leading cultural content companies in South Korea and unique in its development of character-related activities in all categories, including the production of animation content and character activities in many categories. Along with South Korea’s first animated television series, “Run, Hanyi” in 1987, Daewon Media also produced special effects (SFX) animations “Earth’s Warrior”, “Vectorman” and 3D animations, which earned the company its reputation as one of the best animation production companies. Daewon Media is South Korea’s animation industry leader, producing and broadcasting the 80s theatrical animation series “Dokgotak” and South Korea’s first creative television animation series “Wanderer Magpie”. . The company also produces and distributes 3D animations such as “Noonbory and the Super 7” (2009), “GON” (2012) and “Armored Saurus” (2021), developing a successful character licensing business using these original characters. Daewon Media also leads the domestic distribution of theatrical animation and owns animation broadcast stations (Anione, Anibox and Champ TV), a drama channel (Channel J), comic book publishing (Daewon CI, Haksan Publishing Co., Ltd.) and webtoon production studios. . Daewon Media also brands and distributes character-related merchandise through various retail stores, including Studio Ghibli (Studio Ghibli merchandise store, and is the national operator of the Marvel Collection). They also operate food and drink locations, including Popable Café and other character-specific cafes.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

▣ 자료문의: 대원미디어 최정백 팀장 02-6373-3031 / 이영진 대리 02-6373-3032

▣ Inquiry: Daewon Media: Choi Jeong Baek Team manager 02-6373-3031/ Lee Young Jin Assistant Manager 02-6373-3032

▣ 문의: MGA 엔터테인먼트: Alan Hilowitz, 글로벌 기업 커뮤니케이션 부사장 +1.818.221-4431 and [email protected]

▣ Inquiry: MGA Entertainment: Alan Hilowitz, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications +1.818.221-4431 or [email protected]

CONTACT: Alan Hilowitz MGA Entertainment +1.818.221.4431 [email protected] Choi Jeong Baek Daewon Media 02-6373-3031

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