Netflix has acquired exclusive online-streaming rights to the extended version of Malaysian animation studio Monsta’s animated film BoBoiBoy Movie 2 for South East Asia which will include seven minutes of unreleased footage that was previously unavailable in the original cinema version.
The 2019 successful film from Monsta was released in 500 cinemas across Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, and Vietnam, eventually becoming a huge success among young and adult fans alike.
Speaking about the partnership, Netflix Content Acquisition manager, SEA Raphael Phang said, “At Netflix we always believe that great stories can come from anywhere and be enjoyed everywhere, that’s why we’re very excited to work with Monsta to bring BoBoiBoy Movie 2 to our members in South East Asia. With great storytelling, and great quality imagery we can’t wait to see our Netflix members and their whole family join another marvellous adventure of BoBoiBoy and have a great family viewing experience. It’s the kind of entertainment that brings families together. ”
The extended version of BoBoiBoy Movie 2 will have a longer runtime of 117 minutes compared to the 110-minute cinematic release, and will stream on Netflix from 1 June 2020 in the original Bahasa Malaysia and English besides simple and traditional Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Bahasa Indonesia for a more immersive entertainment experience.
“Throughout its 11 years of establishment, Monsta’s fanbase has gradually extended to many corners across the globe with a large number within the Southeast Asian region in particular. The studio has always thrived to make its animations more widely-accessible to viewers everywhere, regardless of borders. As such, this partnership with Netflix has opened up an invaluable opportunity for Monsta to reach out to more viewers from across the region, allowing them to experience BoBoiBoy Movie 2 in the comfort of their own homes,” added Monsta CEO Nizam Abd Razak.
BoBoiBoy Movie 2 follows the titular character BoBoiBoy, a young elemental superhero and his friends as they try to defeat the evil villain Retak’ka, who is determined to claim his powers to conquer the galaxy. With its exciting blend of action comedy and beautiful visuals, BoBoiBoy Movie 2 captured the hearts of 2.5 millions viewers, collecting a whopping RM30 million in cinemas to place itself as one of the highest-grossing animated films in Malaysian history.
Known for producing animated projects like BoBoiBoy, Pesanan Papa Pipi, Fly With Yaya, and Mechamato, Monsta hopes that with the release of BoBoiBoy Movie 2 on the streaming platform, new viewers from across South East Asia will finally get to experience the definitive version of the movie and experience its unique and family-friendly take on the superhero genre.