Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company announced a new strategic distribution alliance to bring The Tornante Company-produced series, that streams on Netflix, BoJack Horseman to the home entertainment marketplace. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders and Chief Executive Officers Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, Jordan Fields, Shout’s Vice President of Acquisitions and David Shall, COO and General Counsel, for Tornante Television.
This new multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment rights (Blu-ray™ and DVD) to the first four seasons of the Emmy Awards-nominated and critically acclaimed series BoJack Horseman for distribution in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Éire; and seasons two through four for home entertainment releases in Australia and New Zealand. Seasons one through five of BoJack Horseman are available on Netflix. Season six will premiere on Netflix in 2019.
“BoJack Horseman crosses boundaries, defies expectations, challenges, entertains and generally blows your mind, often through laughter. We intend to give fans something they need to own with great extras and packaging,” said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Factory.
“Passionate BoJack Horseman fans will carry these DVDs around wherever they go, like Linus and his blanket”, said Michael Eisner, Founder of The Tornante Company.
The highly popular series BoJack Horseman revolves around the titular character (voiced by Will Arnett), a legendary but fatally flawed former 90’s sitcom star from the family-favorite sitcom Horsin’ Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback. The series also stars Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins.
BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series is executive produced by Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Will Arnett and Aaron Paul also serve as executive producers. BoJack was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and animated by ShadowMachine. The series is a Tornante Production, brought to life by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company.
The home entertainment deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields, and Shout’s Vice President of Business Affairs, Vanessa Keiko Flanders for Shout! Factory, and David Shall, Head of Business Affairs/ COO and Doug Miller on behalf of The Tornante Company.