Kids round-up: Dandelooo feels ‘Gaston’s Emotions’; ‘Bluey’ bounds onto RAI & ERT; Cyber adapts ‘Phobos’

Gaston’s Emotions

Dandelooo feels ‘Gaston’s Emotions’

French animation prodco and distributor Dandelooo is to adapt the children’s book series Gaston’s Emotions.

The preschool comedy series is based on the books about a magical unicorn written by author and illustrator Aurélie Chien Chow Chine, who is developing the series alongside Chloé Sastre and Romain Gadiou.

Dandelooo will hold worldwide distribution rights to the series.

“Coming from the world of animation, it’s a real dream to imagine my little unicorn Gaston coming to life,” commented Chine. “And I am delighted that this precious and first step is in the expert hands of Dandelooo whose artistic sensibility I like very much. A colorful adventure awaits us!”


‘Bluey’ bounds onto RAI & ERT

Broadcasters RAI in Italy and ERT in Greece have acquired children’s animation Bluey following deals with distributor BBC Studios.

The series, which is produced by Ludo Studio and co-commissioned by BBC Studios and ABC Children’s, will make its free-to-air debut on 27 December in Italy on Rai Yoyo, the public broadcast service’s preschool channel.

BBC Studios will also launch a new Italian language YouTube channel in January 2022 featuring clips and bonus content from the series.

In Greece, Bluey will air on public broadcaster ERT, with transmission dates yet to be confirmed.

The series follows Bluey, a six-year-old Blue Heeler dog who loves to play and turn everyday family life into extraordinary adventures that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways, bringing her family, friends and community into her world of fun.


Cyber Group to adapt ‘Phobos’

French producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios has acquired the rights to adapt screenwriter and author Victor Dixen’s YA adventure books, Phobos.

Cyber Group has taken series rights in both animated and live action formats, with Phobos to be adapted for TV and digital platforms.

Phobos s a dystopian sci-fi saga that imagines the very first mission to Mars in which the astronauts are teenagers taking part in a reality TV series. The story follows six boys and six girls, each living in two separate bays of a spaceship, who have six minutes each week to seduce and make their companion choices under the unblinking eye of the onboard cameras.

“It is an honor to collaborate with the talented Victor Dixen and to have the chance to adapt Phobos for audiences everywhere,” said Pierre Sissmann, chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios.

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