BRB Internacional

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BRB International S.A.
Type Sociedad Anónima
Industry Animation, Production
Founded 1972
Founders Tito Basto
José Rodriguez
Claudio Biern Boyd
Headquarters Alcobendas, Spain
Website www.brb.es

BRB Internacional S.A. is a Spanish animation studio which is best known for producing 1980s cartoon hits such as Around the World with Willy Fog, Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and The World of David the Gnome.

History[edit]

The company is named for its three founders: Tito Basto, José Rodriguez, and Claudio Biern Boyd, who originally founded the company in 1972 as a merchandising agency. In Spain, where the company is headquartered, it represents the rights to some of the most popular characters from top foreign producers such as Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros., and to outstanding television series such as The Pink Panther, Tom and Jerry, The Muppets and Charlie’s Angels. In 1975, after its success with these first series, BRB began distributing cartoon series nationally and internationally, including series such as The Wood of Tallac, Banner and Flappy and Tom Sawyer.

Having seen steady growth in this sector, BRB decided to start producing its own cartoon series, and in 1980, BRB’s first series – Ruy, the Little Cid - premiered on the Televisión Española (TVE) network. In 1985, it created their first major hit, The World of David the Gnome, which was broadcast in the United States on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block two years later.

Other series the company has created include those co-produced by Nippon Animation of Japan such as Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, Around the World with Willy Fog and Football Stories (which features Naranjito, the official mascot of the 1982 FIFA World Cup). The company continues to produce new cartoon series, adapting to changes and developments in the sector, with much of its programming available for broadcast worldwide including Iron Kid (broadcast as "Eon Kid" in the United States), Suckers and Canimals.

Additionally, BRB continues to license successful foreign properties for release in Spain including Pokémon, Pepsi, and The Pink Panther.

Currently, BRB is producing new series with the latest developments in design, stereoscopic 3D, and computer animation. The company has also expanded its presence to include live-action series productions as well as videogames. One of its most recent projects is Superbernard, a theatrical film based on their short-form series Bernard.

Animated television programs[edit]

Animated Movies[edit]

  • Dogtanian: The TV Special (?) (TV movie based on the 1st series)
  • Dogtanian: One For All and All For One (1995)
  • Willy Fog
    • Around the World in 80 Days (1995)
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth (1995)
    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1995)
  • Sandokan (1995)
  • The Gnomes
    • The Tiny Little World of David the Gnome (1995)
    • The Gnomes' Great Adventure (1995)
    • The Gnomes' Amazing Journeys (1997)
    • The Gnomes' Adventures in the Snow (1997)
  • Music For Your Eyes By The Mozart Band (1997)
  • Elliot Mouse: The Untouchables vs. Al Catone (1998)
  • Yolanda: Secret of the Black Rose (2000)
  • Fantaghirò: Quest for the Kuorum (2000)
  • Football Stories: The Official Rules of Football (2001)
  • Toonimals: Wild Records! The Greatest Animal Records (2001)
  • Ruy the Little Cid (2004)
  • Nicholas (or Nico): The TV Movie (2005)
  • Gladiator Academy: the Movie (2005)
  • Zip and Zap: Meet the Monsters (2005)

Live-Action movies[edit]

  • La princesa de Kaphurtala
  • Marqués Mendigo
  • Un difunto, seis mujeres y un taller
  • Atropello
  • Dentro Del Paraiso
  • Los Recuerdos de Alicia
  • Ambiciones'

Live-Action TV[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • BEST EUROPEAN PRODUCER-Nomination - CARTOON FORUM 2009
  • Best Agent of the Year (2009) for Cartoon Network Enterprises.
  • Best Agent of the Year (2008) for Cartoon Network Enterprises.
  • Nominated for “Best producer of the Year” Kidscreen magazine (2007)
  • Gran Vía Award (2008), for “Around the World with Willy Fog. The Musical”

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