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, […]

Broadcasters get the LadyBug from PGS

Globosat’s kids platform Gloob in Brazil, the ABC in Australia and Télé-Québec have all acquired animated series LadyBug. The 26x26mins show, which is a copro between France-based Zagtoon and Method Animation alongside Japan’s Toei Animation, was originally commissioned by French commercial broadcaster TF1. LadyBug follows a pair of Parisian high school students who use magical powers […]

PGS inks first-look deal with Zagtoon

Distributor PGS Entertainment has struck a first-look deal with kids producer Zagtoon and will sell its shows internationally. The first project under the terms of the new partnership will be for the global distribution of the live action and animated series Ghostforce (pictured). The series follows a New York chemistry teacher turned ghost hunter. Zagtoon […]

AB International starts Art Investigation at MIPCOM

French distributor AB International is launching France Télévisions’ A.R.T. Investigation animated series at MIPCOM. Produced by Normaal Animation and the French public broadcaster, the 52x13mins comedy series is about a team, A.R.T. (Art Rescue Team), investigating art crimes will be rolled out internationally in Cannes. AB International’s other big kids TV launch for MIPCOM is […]