TBI Kids Hot Picks: Hold On Gaston!

Producer: Dandelooo | Distributor: Dandelooo | Broadcaster: Canal+ (France) French producer-distributor Dandelooo has partnered with Aurélie Chien Chow Chine for this adaptation of her popular children’s books, Les Émotions De Gaston. The author, working with Chloé Sastre and Romain Gadiou, has turned the stories into a 52 x 11-minute 2D animated series following the titular […]

TBI Factual Hot Picks: Le Mans 55, The Unauthorized Investigation

Producer: Federation Studio France & Empreinte Digitale | Distributor: Federation Studios | Broadcaster: Canal+ (France) This feature-length documentary delves into the biggest tragedy of motor racing, through the eyes of the people who lived it. On 11 June 1955, the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race turned into a nightmare, following a collision that led to […]

Treehouse & Canal+ board Nelvana’s ‘Millie Magnificent’

Canal+ in France and Treehouse in Canada have boarded Nelvana’s upcoming 3D animated pre-school series Millie Magnificent. The 52 x 11-minute series is expected to be delivered in early 2024 and is based on the book by Ashley Spires as wells as Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana’s short film The Most Magnificent Thing. Millie Magnificent “fosters creativity […]

Disney+ takes Canal+ drama ‘Marie Antoinette’ into Germany

Disney+ has picked up historical drama Marie Antoinette in Germany, marking the latest deal for the fast-travelling French series. The show, which has already been acquired by PBS in the US, was produced for Canal+ by Banijay Studios France, CAPA Drama and Les Gens. Banijay Rights sells globally. The series has been created by Davis […]

News round -up: RTS Switzerland picks up ‘Runes’; ‘Willow’ creator clarifies future; ‘Bel-Air’ renewed for S3

RTS Switzerland picks up ‘Runes’ RTS Switzerland has picked up Les Armateurs’ animated series Runes, following a deal with French production and distribution company, Prime Entertainment Group. The 26 x 22-minute Runes follows the story of 12-year-old William, heir to the throne of Normandy. After his father’s death, William seeks refuge in the village of […]

BBC & Rai partner on animation ‘Super Happy Magic Forest’

UK and Italian pubcasters the BBC and RAI have co-commissioned Super Happy Magic Forest, a new animated series based on the picture books of the same name by Matty Long. The 52 x 11-minute 2D animated series has also secured a pre-sale with Canal+ and is produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family with Movimenti […]

TBI Weekly: Nine factual takeaways from Fipadoc in Biarritz

French broadcasters were out in force at Fipadoc last week in Biarritz, with true crime, miniseries, impact docs and history shows emerging as the major trends. The troubles of the world also invited themselves, writes Marie-Agnès Bruneau. Although 2023 might be only one month in, demand for quality factual programming is only increasing. Traditional broadcasters […]

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