Following hot on the heels of successful premieres on Cartoon Network US and Five UK, Chorion's brand-new series THE MR. MEN SHOW is making its French debut on France 5 on April 12.
The show is also starting to make its mark worldwide with acquisition deals signed with ABC Australia, HOP! Israel and Tiji France.
THE MR. MEN SHOW is already proving to be a hit for leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion, garnering excellent ratings on Cartoon Network in the US and on Five's Milkshake! in the UK.
Based on the original MR. MEN and LITTLE MISS books created by Roger Hargreaves, THE MR. MEN SHOW is the first animated sketch comedy for kids. It is an inspired re-imagining of this classic property which has sold in excess of 100 million copies worldwide, blending fast-paced physical humor and verbal wit with beloved, personality-driven characters.
Chorion's Diana Manson and Kurt Mueller, Renegade Animation's Ashley Postlewaite and Darrell Van Citters executive produced THE MR. MEN SHOW together with head writers Kate Boutilier and Eryk Casemiro -- the duo behind global hits RUGRATS, WILD THORNBERRIES and RUGRATS IN PARIS.
Karen Ialacci and Peggy Regan produced. The series was animated at Renegade Animation and was directed by Mark Risley.
The 52 x 11 series features a cast of 25 characters and introduces some new faces such as the jetpack-wearing Little Miss Daredevil who joins favourites such as Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle and Little Miss Sunshine. Dillydale is home to this comic assortment, where personality clashes and crazy career choices ensure that life is never dull. All of the characters have been redrawn and updated with a contemporary feel to suit the new style of animation.
Geraint Marsh, Senior Vice President, TV Sales at Chorion said, "THE MR MEN SHOW was one of the most viewed programs at MIPCOM Jr 2007 and broadcasters across the globe are showing great interest in the show. We're delighted that the series is making its French debut and we will be signing further deals for the television series at MIP TV."