Mirette Investigates follows the adventures of the titular 10-year-old as she gets involved in investigations in far-flung destinations around the world. Mirette can travel the globe because she accompanies her travel-agent father on his business trips, and she is helped in her sleuthing by Jean-Pat, a ginger ‘catssistant’.
KD Productions, the production arm of European toy giant KD, joined French studio Cyber as a copro partner after Cartoon Forum 2013, and Spanish, French and German broadcasters then came on board.
The locations are an important part of the show, and the producers have gone to great lengths to ensure each destination is captured in a detailed way, providing an authentic, animated view of cities around the world.
“It has three important elements,” says Cyber Group founder Pierre Sissman. “It has comedy, adventure and the locations Mirette visits. It is the first traveling detective comedy.”
There will also be a big interactive component. “There will be webisodes and websites, of course, but also interactive games for tablets,” Sissman says. “These could work in conjunction with the series, with clues from TV helping the investigation in the tablet game.”
Given the association with KD, the initial focus is likely to be on the toyco’s Kurio tablet, before games also launch on other platforms.
Cyber is selling the show, which skews 6-9.
The show: Mirette Investigates
The producers: Cyber Group Studios, KD Productions
The distributor: Cyber Group Studios
The broadcasters: TV3 Catalunya, TF1 (France), Canal+ (France), WDR (Germany), VRT (Belgium)
The concept: Comedy adventure about a 10-year-old girl who travels the world and embarks on investigations with her ‘catssistant’