The robot cat from the future makes a comeback to Philippine TV as “Doraemon” finally joins the Kapamilya network. In a trade event held last Tuesday (March 5) at the Green Sun Hotel Axon, Doraemon and his friends were introduced to the public as a member of the network. ABS-CBN’s Acquisitions and International Sales Distribution (ISD) division partners with Animation Intl. Ltd., ShoPro, and ADK Emoticons, Inc., the companies that owns the rights to distribute the franchise.
“We are very happy and excited to finally say that Doraemon is a Kapamilya. It has been a long time coming and we believe this is a landmark acquisition for our kiddie viewers, and kids at heart, who have been asking when Doraemon will ever show up on ABS-CBN,” said ABS-CBN Acquisitions and ISD head Macie F. Imperial.
Set to air on ABS-CBN’s TVplus channel, YeY!, starting May, “Doraemon” follows the adventures of Nobita Nobi, a young boy who suffers from bullying, and his trusty friend Doraemon, a robotic cat sent by one of his descendants from the future to protect and guide Nobita. Using his four-dimensional pocket from where Doraemon pulls his gadgets, Doraemon helps Nobita in his adventures.
“We are very excited because we didn’t have Doraemon on television for a long time and ABS-CBN is one of the best channels here so we’re really looking forward to this partnership,” said Animation Intl. Ltd. general manager Tim Kondo, who is elated to finally bring Doraemon to ABS-CBN via their YeY channel on ABS-CBN’s TVplus.
Watch out for the premier of “Doraemon” on May 27 at 5 pm on YeY, available on ABS-CBN’s TVplus.