Rastamouse becomes Rastasouris for Canal+

Canal+ has ordered a French-language version of hit preschool series Rastamouse.

DHX has inked a deal with the French premium channel and the local version of the series will be called Rastasouris.

Rastamouse is distinctive and unique, yet universal in appeal, due to the positive messages and themes at the heart of each episode, coupled with the musicality and eye-catching animation,” said Josh Scherba, senior VP Distribution at DHX Media. “Signing a significant non-English speaking European broadcast partner for the show underscores its wide appeal.”

The series is distributed by Canada-based DHX and produced by UK indie Three Stones Media.

In the UK it airs on the BBC’s digital preschool channel CBeebies.

Internationally, DHX has shopped the show, about a Rastafarian mouse detective, to broadcasters including Australian public broadcaster ABC, Canal+ in Poland and ERT in Greece.

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