Mondo TV Studios Boards Leo’s World


Mondo TV Studios has been appointed as the international distributor for the brand-new animated show Leo’s World, made with and for children and teens on the autism spectrum, as well as neurotypical preschool children.

Mondo TV Studios will manage the distribution for all territories except Italy, Vatican City State, Malta and the San Marino Republic. The 2D animated show is produced by Brand Cross in collaboration with Rai Kids and with support from the Ministry of Culture.

Leo’s World is based on an original idea by Emanuela Cavazzini and Eleonora Vittoni, a mother of two autistic children. It has been written by Italian writer and TV author Nicola Brunialti and brought to the screen with the help and support of a number of experts, including Paolo Moderato, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and behavior analyst, to ensure the scientific and rigorous nature of the content.

The first season of ten 12-minute episodes will be broadcast on Rai Yoyo and RaiPlay from November 28 until January 7, 2023. The beginning of February 2023 will also see the launch of a specially designed Leo’s World game via apps on both iOS and Android devices.

Maria Bonaria Fois, CEO of Mondo TV Studios, said: “Leo’s World is the first cartoon series that speaks directly to autistic children and at the same time is suitable for all preschool children. This is an inclusive cartoon series that combines expert input with warmth and imagination and makes learning about the world fun while celebrating diversity as it talks about other ways of being. We are honored to be working with Brand Cross and Rai Kids on such a special property and delighted to be bringing this show to the international audience it deserves.”

Cavazzini, CEO of Brand Cross, says: “The problem of the autism spectrum, which affects more and more children worldwide, is, unfortunately, like many disabilities, often underestimated, thus creating marginalization. This is why, together with Eleonora Vittoni, mother of twins with autism, we decided to build a project in the round, overturning the current narrative. Not to talk about autism as a disability but to talk directly to children and young people with autism in an inclusive way so that they can identify themselves and feel equal to everyone else. A big challenge that we undertook with passion and courage, supported by a team of neuropsychologists and an exceptional creative team. Finding then the support and collaboration of Rai Kids and Mondo TV Studios was the most beautiful and exciting reward for us.”