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Gulli greenlights Gaumont’s Bionic Max

French children’s network Gulli has greenlit Gaumont’s animated comedy Bionic Max (pictured).

The 52 x 11-minute 2D animated series is targeted at kids aged 6-11 and follows two friends – a bionic guinea pig and a goldfish – and their adventures as express delivery boys in the middle of New York’s Central Park.

Bionic Max was created by Gaumont’s Thomas Digard and Manu Klotz.

Nicolas Atlan, president of animation and family at Gaumont, said the producer had been working on the programme with Gulli for several months.

Gaumont is currently finalizing new partners and hopes to begin production at the end of the year.

“The world created by Thomas Digard and Manu Klotz comes to vivid and animated life before our very eyes with these characters. Max and Jean-Claude consistently end up in absurd and hysterical situations, and kids everywhere will escape into the chaotic madness, laugh out loud, and do what kids should do – have fun.”

Caroline Cochaux, CEO of Gulli and managing director of Lagardère Active TV France & International, added: “This type of cartoon succeeds brilliantly on Gulli, all the family enjoys it. Bionic Max glorifies values such as freedom, solidarity, and enthusiasm through the clumsy adventures of JC and his friend Max.  We can’t wait for our viewers to discover this new show, that will become for sure a cartoon reference.”