Television Business International

Disney Junior exhibits Gigantosaurus, Simon

Kids-headerGIGANTOSAURUSDisney Junior Worldwide has pre-bought new Cyber Group Studios preschool toon Gigantosaurus, and acquired another French preschool series, Simon.

The deal covers all territories, excluding India and Taiwan. France Télévisions and Super RTL in Germany already have local rights in their respective territories.

CGI series Gigantosaurus is based on books from author Jonny Duddle, with whom Paris-based Cyber has a development deal.

SIMON_format_Carré_02Aimed at kids aged 4-6, it follows four young dinosaur friends who explore a pre-historic world where the biggest mystery is a massive, fierce dinosaur called Gigantosaurus.

It has been a good week for France’s toon studios, with the Gigantosaurus deal coming after Go-N Productions sold buzzy preschool series Simon to a number of territories.

Deals were concluded with Disney Junior in Latin America, Disney in Southeast Asia, Canada’s Tele Quebec, Cartoonito in Italy, VRT in Belgium, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, RUV in Iceland, RTS in Switzerland, Hop in Israel, ERR in Estonia, Jetsem Huashi Wangju Kids in China and TV5 worldwide.

Simon is based on Stephanie Blake’s books, which have been published in more than 20 countries, and follow a sweet young rabbit.