iQiyi Partners with WildBrain for Jonny Jetboy


iQiyi and WildBrain have signed a partnership to create Jonny Jetboy, a new kids’ series from Keith Chapman, creator of PAW Patrol and Bob the Builder.

The series follows the adventures of 10-year-old Jonny, the youngest member of the hero family JetForce. iQiyi will produce in collaboration with WildBrain, and the animation will be done by Winsing Animation and WildBrain Studios.

Jonny Jetboy will be executive produced by Chapman and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Berry in the Big City), along with Jinming Lu (GG Bond) from Winsing Animation. It is slated to premiere in 2023.

“Previously, iQiyi and WildBrain mainly collaborated over content acquisition,” said Xiaoxuan Yang, VP of iQiyi. “As for Jonny Jetboy, it marks collaboration from the creative stage for both parties. Together with first-class teams from both international and domestic, as well as WildBrain’s strength in international distribution and licensing in global market, this is a key step for iQiyi in building an internationally recognized IP.”

Chapman added, “I’m thrilled to be working with Mike and Jinming and the talented teams at iQiyi and WildBrain to build Jonny Jetboy into a global super-brand. It’s going to be an awesome ride!”

Jonny Jetboy marks a major milestone for our dedicated China team as we join forces with iQiyi, a leading player in media and entertainment, to launch this thrilling new kids’ brand for the international market,” said Jianbo Wei, managing director for China at WildBrain. “With the combined creative genius of the team behind the show, coupled with high-energy storylines and heroic characters, we’re certain Jonny Jetboy has the right stuff to speed into the homes and hearts of families around the world.”

Lu said, “Winsing will be fully dedicated to the quality of production on Jonny Jetboy through innovative technologies and our deep experience in the animation industry. We are excited to be working on this series and look forward to delivering the highest quality animation to global audiences.”