CAKE has signed a distribution agreement with Brazil-based Copa Studio for the comedy series Jorel’s Brother.
Jorel’s Brother follows the daily adventures of a shy and nameless 9-year-old boy who is overshadowed by his sibling. He tries and fails to be as popular as Jorel, but always finds an absurd solution when dealing with his unusual and eccentric family, friends and school. Per the deal, CAKE will have worldwide rights, excluding Latin America, to 104 episodes of the Brazilian animated comedy, co-produced with Cartoon Network Latin America.
Aimed at 8- to 11-year-olds, Jorel’s Brother was created by and based on the childhood of Juliano Enrico, who also voices Jorel. It was the first series to be produced by Cartoon Network in Latin America. Most recently, Jorel’s Brother was nominated for an International Emmy for Best Animated Series. A fourth season is set to air next year.
Ed Galton, chief commercial officer and managing director at CAKE, said, “Jorel’s Brother is a hilarious take on how it feels to be sidelined by someone who is more charismatic and popular, something we can all relate to! We are delighted to be working with Copa Studio once again and thrilled to be introducing this successful series to an international audience for the first time.”
Zé Brandão, producer of Jorel’s Brother and partner and co-founder of Copa Studio, added: “Jorel’s Brother is our biggest property. Recognized by the industry and loved by audiences, it has become a huge cultural phenomenon in Brazil with a devoted fanbase that spans generations. With CAKE on board as our international distributor, we look forward to introducing the series to the rest of the world and inviting viewers to dive into the funny, wacky and diverse world of Jorel’s Brother.”