CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Encantos, the worldwide creator platform bringing purpose-driven leisure to youngsters, at this time introduced world megastar Eugenio Derbez (“Acapulco”, “Coda”, “Overboard”) and his 3Pas Studios accomplice Ben Odell will be part of forces with Encantos’ Susie Jaramillo and Steven Wolfe Pereira (“Canticos,” “Skeletina and the In-Between World”, “Tiny Vacationers”) to develop new kids’s leisure IP that goals to ignite essential pondering and inventive drawback fixing expertise in ways in which youngsters will discover entertaining, culturally-authentic and relatable.
Encantos is increasing its award-winning portfolio of Encantos Originals for youths and households with a brand new property that can incorporate Derbez’s distinctive mix of wit, knowledge, and coronary heart. The brand new IP incorporates a assured, street-smart, good boy who unwittingly will get into hassle and makes use of his humor, wit, and ingenuity to get himself out of sticky conditions. That includes an ensemble solid of odd-ball multi-generational characters, Encantos and 3Pas will carry the property to life in participating methods throughout digital and bodily merchandise together with an animated sequence, shopper merchandise, publishing, and interactive experiences within the Encantos app.
An award-winning actor, author, director, producer, and philanthropist, Eugenio Derbez is likely one of the most influential artistic forces within the leisure world. Named by Selection because the #1 most influential Hispanic male on this planet, the beloved Mexico-born star has amassed a world fan base via his TV reveals and movies together with such hits as “Acapulco”, “Coda”, “Directions Not Included”, “Overboard”, and “Underneath the Identical Moon” (“La Misma Luna”). Derbez co-founded the movie and TV manufacturing firm 3Pas Studios with Odell who has produced or government produced over 30 characteristic movies in addition to scripted and unscripted TV reveals in each English and Spanish. Collectively they’ve made a few of the most profitable Latinx films and tv reveals since they based their firm seven years in the past.
“Making a toddler chuckle is one of the best feeling on this planet,” mentioned Derbez. “Now simply think about if they will additionally be taught whereas they’re being entertained! We wish it to be common however via a particular Latino lens. I’ve a seven 12 months outdated daughter and I simply by no means really feel like there may be sufficient content material that speaks to her and displays who she is. We wish 3Pas to be a part of the answer and Encantos is the proper accomplice to assist us obtain this.”
“Eugenio has a particular reward for connecting with kids and it shines via his work,” mentioned Encantos Chief Story Officer and President of Encantos Studios Susie Jaramillo. “He’s a pure Storyteacher who understands the ability of humor to assist youngsters be taught. We won’t wait to channel his bigheartedness and comedic genius right into a property that entertains and engages youngsters whereas instructing them invaluable new basic expertise like essential pondering, drawback fixing, and perseverance.”
Named to Quick Firm’s Annual Record of the World’s Most Progressive Corporations for 2021, Encantos is on a mission to create leisure that enlightens. Encantos’ first property Canticos is the #1 bilingual preschool model and a two-time Kidscreen award-winning, Emmy-nominated sequence that has impressed tens of millions of youngsters to fall in love with Nicky, Kiki, and Ricky Chickie and their animated pals. With a whole lot of tens of millions of views throughout Nick Jr. and YouTube, Canticos has enchanted kids at house and within the classroom as preschool lecturers have included their tales, music and books into their early studying curriculum. Encantos has mastered the artwork of mixing leisure and studying in charming ways in which youngsters love.
Along with creating Encantos Originals, Encantos additionally nurtures and empowers creators from all over the world to assist youngsters be taught by way of its Storyteaching creator platform. Leveraging distinctive insights and analytics, Encantos is ready to determine and develop IP with world potential and assist purpose-driven storytellers construct their manufacturers and viewers. Creators additionally profit from Encantos’ huge world community, serving to to develop their IP past digital experiences into publishing, licensing, merchandising, and model partnerships.
“Whereas over 50% of children in the USA are multicultural, kids’s leisure and schooling doesn’t replicate at this time’s numerous world,” mentioned Encantos CEO Steven Wolfe Pereira. “Households count on and deserve better illustration in what their youngsters are seeing and studying. Encantos is bringing culturally genuine voices collectively on a platform that gives the broader vary of views that has been lacking.”
“One among our priorities at 3Pas is bringing extra diverse-focused content material to the children and household area and we love Steven and Susie’s imaginative and prescient for Encantos. We need to swing large and construct out an enduring property that may train youngsters utilizing all the multimedia platforms out there to them. And as all the time, we need to do it with humor and coronary heart and we like to work with and help proficient LatinX companions to get there,” mentioned Odell.
Derbez joins a roster of creators from all over the world on the Encantos Storyteaching platform dedicated to serving to youngsters be taught Twenty first-century expertise. Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell will function government producers on the property on behalf of 3Pas Studios, together with Susie Jaramillo and Steven Wolfe Pereira on behalf of Encantos.
3Pas Studios is represented by UTA & lawyer Howard Abramson. Encantos is represented by lawyer Lisa E. Davis at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
About 3Pas Studios
3Pas Studios is a movie and tv firm co-founded by Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell. Their half-hour comedy, ACAPULCO premiered this fall on AppleTV+ to rave critiques. Within the unscripted area, DE VIAJE CON LOS DERBEZ and LOL, each produced by 3Pas, are two of Amazon’s most watched reveals in Latin America. 3Pas additionally has a strong characteristic division chargeable for the field workplace hits OVERBOARD and HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER. They’re in post-production on THE VALET, a remake of the eponymous French movie starring Eugenio Derbez, Samara Weaving and Max Greenfield for Lionsgate and Hulu in addition to ARISTOTLE & DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE with producing companions Massive Swing, Limelight, Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Aitch Alberto.
Encantos is a world creator platform bringing purpose-driven leisure to youngsters. Dedicated to its mission of democratizing, diversifying and personalizing studying for youths all over the world, the award-winning public profit company has been honored by Widespread Sense Media, the Emmy’s and Kidscreen; featured by CNBC, Forbes and The New York Instances; and was named by Quick Firm considered one of “The ten most revolutionary schooling firms of 2021.” Headquartered in Culver Metropolis, CA, Encantos was based by Steven Wolfe Pereira, Susie Jaramillo, Carlos Hoyos, and Nuria Santamaria. Encantos is backed by purpose-driven buyers together with Kapor Capital, L’ATTITUDE Ventures, Metrodora Ventures, Subsequent Play Ventures, and Precursor Ventures. For extra info, go to encantosworld.com and comply with @encantos on Instagram and Twitter.