Best Furry Friends Lands on YouKu in China


The Australian toy company Headstart International has partnered with YouKu for the distribution of the upper-preschool CGI series Best Furry Friends.

The Best Furry Friends animated series, inspired by the popular children’s brand that includes collectibles, dolls and plush, launched on the YouKu platform in late February and will continue to roll out on the platform. Best Furry Friends is available on YouKu for both streaming and downloadable viewing online and via its mobile app platforms, dubbed in Mandarin.

Best Furry Friends has ranked 12th among all animated series and ranked as the 3rd foreign animated property on the YouKu platform. The series focuses on the six core friends and their best friends as they’re placed in modern social scenarios.

Andrew Hendy, CEO of Headstart International, said: “The opportunity to put the Best Furry Friends series on the YouKu platform has really allowed us to reach more kids globally. We were thrilled to see how engaged kids are with the Best Furry Friends characters in such a short period of time and hope the momentum continues!”