Mediatoon Distribution has seen a slew of gross sales for plenty of new and upcoming animated collection, together with a brand new adaptation of a beloved property.
The corporate unveiled three new titles on the Unifrance Rendez-Vous TV market in Biarritz this week, two of which have already discovered early patrons.
“Nicholas’ Incredible Summer season” follows the mischievous adventures of a boy and his associates as they get probably the most out of their summer time seaside vacation. Switzerland’s RTS, MTVA in Hungary and Poland’s TV Puls have already acquired the present, an adaptation of the bestselling books by late author René Goscinny and cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé (who died Aug. 11). It was produced by Media Valley (“Zoom the White Dolphin”) for M6/Gulli, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Boing; and Belgian broadcasters RTBF and VRT.
The corporate has additionally pre-sold Season 2 of preschool present “The Fox Badger Household” to Tele Quebec in Canada and RTS in Switzerland. Produced by Mediatoon studio Ellipse Animation and commissioned by France Televisions and German pubcaster WDR, it’s the story of a badger father of dual boys and a child daughter who in the future meets a fox mom and her daughter. Collectively they develop into “The Fox Badger Household.”
Additionally on supply is “Residing With Dad,” a toon sitcom about an unconventional household revolving round a single dad, his 4 very totally different daughters, and their unpredictable each day life.
Commissioned by M6/Gulli and RTBF and likewise produced by Ellipse Animation, the present is predicated on a well-liked, broadly translated comedian e-book collection. Mediatoon is pre-selling the title, which it would formally launch on the upcoming Mipcom TV market in Cannes.
Fanny Gilabert, Mediatoon Distribution’s gross sales and enterprise affairs supervisor, factors out that there “is a definite concentrate on household, variety and acceptance amongst our new releases. Via the technique of animation, we intention to offer a mirrored image of each little one’s actuality to a point in order that they really feel understood, represented and naturally entertained.”
Tele Quebec, RTS and MTVA have additionally pre-bought the 3D animated “SamSam,” one among plenty of tasks Mediatoon has in manufacturing. Focused at younger children, the collection follows the adventures of a 6-year-old superhero who lives on one other planet. Folivari and Bayard produced it for France Televisions.
RTS and Tele Quebec additionally pre-bought “The Marsupilamis,” primarily based on the comedian e-book characters created by André Franquin, about three small creatures referred to as Marsupilamis that hatch within the huge metropolis and discover a dwelling with two sisters and their grandmother.
Ellipse Animation and fellow Mediatoon studio Belvision are producing “The Marsupilamis” for M6/Gulli.
Additionally in manufacturing is “Versailles Unleashed – Belfort and Lupin,” an authentic IP from Ellipse Animation and commissioned by France Televisions in regards to the adventures of royal hound Belfort – King Louis XIV’s favourite canine – and his pal Lupin and their adventures within the Palace of Versailles.
Mediatoon’s different tasks presently in improvement embrace “Dreamland,” an adaptation of a French manga produced by Ellipse Animation and La Chouette, and “Trotro & Zaza,” a brand new collection that includes an lovely little donkey, likewise produced by Ellipse Animation.
Mediatoon Distribution will pitch each collection at Cartoon Discussion board in Toulouse later this month.
Mediatoon’s catalog consists of greater than 4,000 hours of leisure, together with such various and high-profile titles as “Tintin,” “Garfield,” “Naruto,” “Code Lyoko” and “Valerian & Laureline.” The corporate is a part of the Media Participations group, which includes animation studios and digital media holdings in addition to main comedian, novel and graphic publishers, together with Dargaud, City Comics, Kana, Dupuis, Le Seuil, Abrams and La Martinière.