Bro’ Town goes global
With a slew of national awards under its belt, NZ animation series Bro’ Town is now taking its unique brand of humour to a world audience. The cartoon is already showing in Australia, Canada and Fiji and will soon add the Caribbean, Latin America and possibly the US to the list. “When we started it, one of the visions we had in our heads was the thought that one day little children in Iceland would be saying ‘not even ow’ and eating their sardine sandwiches out of Bro’ Town lunch boxes,” says co-writer Oscar Kightley. “That would be nice.” Bro’ Town has been a hit for Australian free-to-air channel SBS, with its weekly viewing figures of 250,000 just slightly less than those for cult US series South Park. Auckland production house Firehorse Films is currently working on a fourth series as well as feature-length movie.