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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 rank as the third favorite hero amongst the visitors of tfou.fr in just two weeks.

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 average for the time slot. In addition, since the formal launch on January 6th, the Series has been achieving strong ratings at 26.3% market share (4-10 kids) or 78,000 kids. (Source: Mediametrie/Médiamat, consolidated data from 23/12/13 to 22/01/14, overnight data from 23/01 to 30/01/2014)

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 Junior, TV Tokyo, Tele Quebec, and TSR in Swtizerland. The original series ran for 290 episodes and aired in more than 80 countries.

“We are eager for the new Calimero series to conquer the hearts of a whole new generation in the same way the original character had in our youth” said Gaumont Animation Managing Director Pierre Belaisch.

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