Curiosity Ink Media and Toon2Tango Partner to Develop Santa.com in CGI Animated Musical Christmas Special


BOCA RATON, Florida, July 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM), which recently entered into a deal to acquire Curiosity Ink Media – an original multiplatform family entertainment producer – today announced that Curiosity and the global production powerhouse and distribution Toon2Tango GmbH & Co. KG will develop Santa.com in a special lively and original musical holiday. The special will serve as a feature film companion for Santa.com, the previously announced e-commerce initiative by Grom in which visitors can enjoy the most beautiful time of year in a virtual North Pole. The announcement was made jointly by the Content Director of Curiosity Ink Media, Russell hicks and CEO of Toon2Tango, Ulli stoef.

Curiosity Ink Media and Toon2Tango are teaming up to develop Santa.com into a CGI animated Christmas musical special to serve as a feature-length companion to Santa.com’s e-commerce initiative in which visitors can enjoy the best time of year. the year in a virtual North Pole. (PRNewsfoto / Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.)

Curiosity Ink Media and Toon2Tango Partner to Develop Santa.com in CGI Animated Musical Christmas Special

Inspired by annual favorites like “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Elf”, Santa.com tells the story of how Santa’s retirement translates into a fully automated North Pole. The elves oversee a workshop in which holiday wishes are granted by robotic cane arms and gifts are delivered by peppermint drones. The updated system is working properly and efficiently until Cyber ​​Scrooge hacks the system and threatens to cancel Christmas. However, proving that technology can never replace the true spirit of Christmas, Yo-Yo the Elf sets out on a global adventure to round up the now retired reindeer, find Santa’s broken sleigh, and lure Santa Claus out. of his retirement.

The feature film serves as a brand companion to the Santa.com website, where Grom and Curiosity will debut November 2021. This virtual vacation center allows visitors to save their wishlists, visit the North Pole, play vacation-themed games, and even schedule a virtual tour with Santa Claus. The site offers users a one-stop-shop to browse, purchase and send personalized gifts from the comfort of their own homes. E-commerce site represents an opportunity to tap into the growing holiday retail market, which is expected to peak 1000 billion dollars this year, including an 11.3% increase in e-commerce to more than $ 206 billion in sales.*

The partnership builds on Curiosity’s recent alliance with Toon2Tango to develop an original IP franchise for preschoolers. Baldwin’s great adventure in an animated series. the Munich, Germanybased production company, specializing in the development and global distribution of children’s and family content, will assist Curiosity in its efforts to enhance its global reach in animation production and branding to prepare intellectual property for an audience global.

“The world needs a fresh, fun and inventive take on Christmas and Toon2Tango is the perfect partner to help us create an instant new holiday classic,” says Hicks. “Their approach to visual storytelling fits perfectly with from Santa.com heartwarming story, original musical score and richly defined characters to capture the fun and nostalgia of Christmas and create a new holiday tradition the whole family will love. “

“We are very happy to partner with Curiosity on this very fresh take on a Christmas story,” adds Stoef. “The idea offers everything Toon2Tango is looking for in order to bring exceptional original IP to the small and big screen.”

About Toon2Tango
Toon2Tango is a boutique company specializing in the creation, development, financing, production, distribution and creation of intellectual property brands in the entertainment industry for children and family. The company is positioned as a global operation working on all types of intellectual property in children’s and family entertainment. Toon2Tango is also actively engaged in co-financing and acquiring quality programs with strong international appeal. Its founders are Hans Ulrich Stoef and Jo Daris, two big names in the international television and film arena for more than 25 years.

About Curiosity ink media
Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, develops and maximizes the short, medium and long term business potential of children’s and family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities. Led by a world-class management team, Curiosity Ink Media’s multi-faceted IP library is designed to amass continued value through strategic management, partnerships and highly focused market entry.

About Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.
Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is a growing social media platform and provider of original entertainment content for children under 13, which provides safe and secure digital environments for children that can be watched by their parents or guardians. The Company has several operating subsidiaries, including Grom Social, which distributes its content via mobile and desktop environments (web portal and applications) which entertain children, allow them to interact with their friends, access information relevant and play exclusive games while teaching them how to be good. digital citizens. The company owns and operates Top Draw Animation, which produces award-winning animated content for some of the world’s largest international media companies. Grom also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government, and private businesses. For more information, please visit grosocial.com.

*Source: emarketer.com Holiday 2021 Sneak Peek

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