Method Animation


Free TV deals for Zak Storm

A raft of free-TV broadcasters in Europe have acquired Zak Storm, the new pirate action adventure series from Method Animation in France. PGS Entertainment is distributing and has sold the 39x26mins show to broadcasters including Super RTL in Germany, RTVE in Spain, RTBF in Belgium, RTL in the Netherlands, SIC in Portugal and CSC Pop […]

Zag’s Miraculous toon travels the world

French producer Zag has shopped its upcoming animated series Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir to a raft of international broadcasters. Disney EMEA, TF1 in France, ABC in Australia and EBS in Korea will all transmit the 3D CGI show, which follows on from the original LadyBug series. The show follows a pair of Parisian […]

Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

France Télévisions launching kids nets on YouTube

France Télévisions is set to launch two YouTube kids channels for the 3-12 demo this weekend using its Ludo and Zouzous brands. This new service will be integrated to France Télévisions online multichannel network and aims to make the French public service broadcast group’s kids offerings available on all free digital platforms. The two new nets […]

Channels crown PGS’ Little Prince

Several international channels have acquired the third season of animated series The Little Prince. Minimax in Eastern Europe, MTV in Hungary, Minika in Turkey, Noga in Israel and and Knowledge Network in Canada have all bought the series, based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel. The Little Prince is produced by French studio Method […]

Broadcasters snap up Robin Hood toon

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired Method Animation and DQ Entertainment’s animated Robin Hood series. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood was commissioned by French broadcaster TF1 and its German counterpart ZDF and is sold internationally by PGS Entertainment. PGS has shopped it to RTBF (French-speaking Belgium), NRK (Norway), RTS (Switzerland), RTL Telekids (Netherlands & […]

Playmobil series Super 4 sales stack up

A range of broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada have acquired the Playmobil-inspired kids animated series Super 4. Neox Kidz, which is part Spain’s Atresmedia; TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal; RTBF in Belgium; RTS in Switzerland; RTL téléKids in Netherlands and Luxembourg; MTV3 in Finland; Canal+ in Poland; Noga in […]

ITV buys Playmobil kids series

ITV has acquired Super 4, the kids animated series based upon the Playmobil toy brand. The UK commercial broadcaster will put the series out on its CiTV digital channel. The first 26x11mins will start later this year with a further 26x11mins scheduled for 2015. The show is aimed at 5-to-9s and follows Alex the Knight, […]

France: kids TV at a crossroads

With the Annecy animation festival beginning today, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly hears from leading players about the wave of changes that have befallen the French toon industry in the past year. The French animation industry is renowned for its creative output in both TV and the cinema. The sector – which can in part thank production quotas, […]

Broadcasters get the LadyBug from PGS

Globosat’s kids platform Gloob in Brazil, the ABC in Australia and Télé-Québec have all acquired animated series LadyBug. The 26x26mins show, which is a copro between France-based Zagtoon and Method Animation alongside Japan’s Toei Animation, was originally commissioned by French commercial broadcaster TF1. LadyBug follows a pair of Parisian high school students who use magical powers […]