Buyers line up for Tootuff

French producer and distributor Go-N has sealed a raft of deals for the new season of its animated series Tootuff. The 75x7mins show has been acquired by broadcasters including RTVE’s Clan in Spain, RTBF in Belgium, Noga in Israel, ITI in Poland and the international TV5 net. Go-N produces as well as distributes the series […]

Congé joins expanding Go-N

Marie Congé has joined French producer and distributor Go-N. The announcement she will join the Paris-based firm comes shortly after the news emerged she had left another French kids company, Cyber Group Studios. The deal reunites Congé with Go-N founders Eric Garnet and Anne de Galard, with the trio having all previously been at French prodco […]

More sales for Zip Zip

Popular animated series Zip Zip has been picked up by broadcasters in Spain and Central Europe. Spanish pubcaster RTVE has now bought the series for Clan, the top kids channel in Spain. In the central and eastern European region it has been picked up by pan-regional service Megamax, which is part of the AMC Networks […]

Disney closes intn’l deal for kids comedy Zip Zip

Disney has acquired animated comedy Zip Zip for a raft of its international channels. The slapstick toon, which is aimed at 6-to-10s, will go out on Disney Channel in Italy, the Benelux and Russia in Europe. Disney France has already prebought the series, which follows a trio of wild animals as they move to the […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Zip Zip

When a group of wild animals move to the big city to enjoy what they think will be the good life with a suburban family, they have no choice but to disguise themselves as domestic pets using zip-up costumes. The premise gives rise to abundant slapstick possibilities and provides the set-up that caught French pubcaster […]

France: kids TV at a crossroads

With the Annecy animation festival beginning today, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly hears from leading players about the wave of changes that have befallen the French toon industry in the past year. The French animation industry is renowned for its creative output in both TV and the cinema. The sector – which can in part thank production quotas, […]