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The Straw Hat Pirates Take Over U.K.

One Piece returns to free-TV in France

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the One Piece anime, Toei Animation Europe has negotiated the franchise’s return to free-TV in France. TF1 Group’s TFX network will begin airing the show during their Sunday morning youth slots beginning May 5th. The series will be aired dubbed in French and simulcast in Japanese with French subtitles. TFX’s broadcast begins with the ...


Denver: The Last Dinosaur Reboot Debuts This Month in France

With Voltron: Legendary Defender now over, another classic World Events Productions is about to be brought back. Denver: The Last Dinosaur, once a 50 episode France-USA co-production that ran in 1988, is back in a new CG-animated series produced by Miraclous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’s Zagtoon and ON Entertainment in France. The new show is set to debut on M6 in France on August 27th ...

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Benlai and Ankama Co-Produce New Animated Movie, Old Street

China’s Benlai Pictures and France’s Ankama have recently partnered in order to co-produce a new animated movie based on Nie Jun’s Chinese comic book, titled Old Street. The development itself was done through Ankama’s production/distribution arm, Planet Nemo, with a budget estimated to be roughly $5 million and will rely on traditional 2D animation as its medium, while still retaining ...


Zig & Sharko and Oggy & the Cockroaches Gets New International Deals

Award-winning French animation outfit Xilam has recently signed a raft of new broadcast deals across Russia and CIS for its two popular properties, Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko. The deals for Oggy & the Cockroaches include new licensees for seasons 5, 6, and 7 of the series going to Ukraine’s PLUSPLUS, Estonia’s Kanal 2, and Lithuania’s LNK, Seasons 3 and 4 of the ...


TeamTO to Start Free Animation School in France

TeamTO has recently announced plans to start a consolidated and free animation school in Bourg-lès-Valence, (Drôme), l’Écas, and they aim to keep the school targeted towards students who have no prior experience or training. The school will be admitting 25 students per year (with plans to expand to 50 in the future) via a 6 month course in 3D animation that will provide them with the ...


eOne Secures Franco-Belgian Deals for Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong

Entertainment One (eOne) has recently signed new broadcast deals for for their 2D animated comedy property, Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong for two key European territories, namely France and Belgium. The new deals is hardly surprising, as the series has recently debuted to a strong viewerhip in Canada via Teletoon, where it is courrently airing twice on weekdays and during weekend ...


Story Time to be Launched on Piwi+ France

A TV animation production studio in the Ville D’Avray commune of Paris, Le Regard Sonore, announces that the 1st season of the series Story Time! will premiere on French kids’ channel Piwi+ (part of the Canal+ Group) on October 23. Furthermore, the studio is debuting production on the 2nd season of Story Time!, which will produce the series package to 26 episodes. The worldwide distribution ...


Welcome to Bric-a-Broc Makes its Way to France

France’s Canal+ Family has recently started airing episodes of the hit 2D animated preschool series Welcome to Bric-a-Brac, which was originally developed in 2011 by French studio Vivement Lundi!, with Amandine Gallerand and Matthieu Chevallier serving as creators and co-directors. Gaumont Animation and Canal+ are on-board as co-producers. Welcome to Bric-a-Broc’s pilot was successfully ...


Millimages’ Louie Gets New SVOD Deals

France’s Millimages has recently signed several new deals for the streaming video on demand (SVOD) rights to their preschool-targeted series Louie. The new SVOD deals will cover various territories across the globe via Amazon in the United Kingdom, Netflix in Latin America, Qkids and Playkids in the United States, Hopster in the U.K., PinkFong and Bluepin in Korea, and DBstar and Lekan in ...


Calimero Wins Over French Audiences

Last February 9, Gaumont Animation’s children’s animated series Calimero debuted in France courtesy of TF1’s TFOU programming block, and it looks like the studio has a lot to be thankful about because the series managed to garner over 35.8% audience share with children aged 4 to 10 over the last three Sundays (source: Mediametrie/Mediamat). The show was also popular online, managing to ...


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Gets Strong Ratings in France

41Entertainment, Arad Productions, and Namco Bandai Games have recently announced that the performance of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures have been very good in France, where it is aired by Gulli and Canal J under its French title, Pac-Man et les Aventures de Fantomes. Gulli started during the holiday break and achieved 16.3% market share (4-10 kids) or 129,000 kids which is +7% above the ...


Calimero to Debut on France’s TF1

A new CG animated series based on the classic international kids’ series Calimero will be debuting in France via TF1 on February 9, 2014. The new series will feature the loveable little black chicken, which was created by Nino and Toni Pagot, and Ignazio Colnaghi. The new Calimero series will consist of 14 x 11 minute episodes and will also air on Italy’s RAI, Germany’s Super RTL, Disney ...

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