GKids Acquires Global Rights to ‘Arcane’ Music Video
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GKids Acquires Global Rights to ‘Arcane’ Music Video

The studio announced Monday that GKids has acquired worldwide transactional video and digital rights to the first season of “Arcane,” the critically acclaimed and wildly popular animated series from Riot Games. The agreement does not cover China.

According to an official release, GKids “together with international partners will launch a full range of products later this year, from digital to premium versions, including a 4K version available exclusively for home entertainment, with further details to be announced.” The announcement came during the opening of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, taking place in Annecy, France.

The animated series, which impressed with its unique look that combines 3D animation with hand-drawn 2D additions, takes place in the universe of Riot’s “League of Legends”, a huge online multiplayer video game that debuted in 2009. The plot tells the story of sisters (voiced by Ella Purnell and Hailee Steinfeld) who fight against the background of a fantastic city called Piltover.

When “Arcane” debuted on Netflix in 2021, it was an instant hit, topping the Netflix top 10 in 52 countries.

“Arcane” was also a critical hit, with a rare critical rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It also became the first streaming series to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. Netflix recently announced the second season, which will appear on the platform in November.

“GKIDS is thrilled to partner with our friends at Riot to bring the global hit Arcane series to fans around the world,” GKids founder and CEO Eric Beckman said in an official statement. “We are fans of the series and our team is having a great time working with the creators at Riot and Fortiche to put together an amazing package for fans. This project was created on a lakeside lawn in Annecy, so we are very happy to announce this collaboration at a festival and a real home of animation.”

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