Ouido Productions

Sonic animated series booms in new territories

France’s LE Rights has shopped the new Sonic the Hedgehog animated series to a raft of international broadcasters. Sonic Boom, which is produced by by Sega and Ouido! Productions, has been picked up by broadcasters including RTVE in Spain, RTBF in Belgium, SIC in Portugal and Noga in Israel. In the US the 52x11mins series […]

Technicolor buys French prodco OuiDo

US technology and content company Technicolor has acquired OuiDo Productions, the French kids prodco that counts Alvinnn!!! & The Chipmunks (pictured) and Sonic Boom among its credits. OuiDo was created out of Lagardere’s Genao Productions. Former Lagardère executives Boris Hertzog, Sandrine Nguyen and Billy Frédéric Richard launched OuiDo after Lagardere moved out of kids animation in […]

Chipmunks sell out in Europe

The new Alvin and the Chipmunks animated series, Alvinnn!! and the Chipmunks, has been acquired by Italian kids channel K2 and free-to-air broadcasters RTBF in Belgium and SIC in Portugal. The latest deals for the PGS Entertainment-distributed series mean it has now sold into all of Europe’s major territories ahead of its launch next year. […]

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, […]

Euro broadcasters make Chipmunk move

Germany’s Super RTL and Spain’s Atresmedia have both acquired two seasons of upcoming animated series Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks. The prebuys, with major broadcasters in two of Europe’s largest markets, come after the international launch of the series at MIP Jr. last autumn, where it was the most-screened show. It will bow in Germany and […]