Taffy Ent., the worldwide distribution, brand management and entertainment company, has announced key sales for CODE LYOKO and FANTASTIC FOUR.
Jetix Latin America has committed to seasons three and four of CODE LYOKO, following the growing popularity of the first 52 episodes. The first and second seasons also air on Chile's national network TVN.
"CODE LYOKO continues to be a strong player on Jetix Latin America and we are delighted by their commitment to further episodes," said Marie Conge, svp international sales at Taffy Ent. "We are also confident FANTASTIC FOUR will prove to be an outstanding addition to the lineups on Cartoon Network and TVN."
MoonScoop is in production on the fourth season of CODE LYOKO, bringing the total number of episodes to 97. The series airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and around the world on such channels as Cartoon Network Spain, the Toonami channel in the U.K., France 3 and Canal J plus French-speaking channels RTBF in Belgium and Swiss channel TSR, and Cartoon Network and Channel 10 in Australia.
Also airing CODE LYOKO are Canada's YTV and Radio Canada, the Disney Channel and Rai 2 in Italy, NRK in Norway, Sweden's SVT-Barkalanen, S4C in Wales, Canal+ in Poland, Hong Kong's TVB, Lithuanian LNK, India's Star TV, Morocco's 2M, TVN in Chile, MBC3 in Middle East, Noga in Israel and CFI in Africa.
In a separate deal, Taffy Ent. has sold FANTASTIC FOUR to Cartoon Network Latin America and free TV broadcaster TVN in Chile. The animated series was recently picked up by YTV and Vrak TV in Canada, Cartoon Network Germany, TV Catalunya and ETB in Spain, Club RTL in Belgium, MBC in the Middle East, TV12 in Singapore, NTV 7 in Malaysia and Alter Channel in Greece. It will also be seen on Cartoon Network in Europe and Asia in 2007. These broadcasters join M6 in France, where the show has garnered an average of 600,000 viewers and has consistently rated high on M6 children's slots.
FANTASTIC FOUR, co-produced by MoonScoop, Marvel Comics, M6 and Cartoon Network Europe, is based on one of Marvel's most prominent comicbook families. The colorful stories bring together a brilliant scientist, Dr. Reed Richards, his best friend, Ben Grimm, Susan Storm and her fiery-tempered kid brother, Johnny Storm. After braving the unknown terrors of outer space, they were changed by cosmic rays into something more than merely human, becoming Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, The Invisible Girl and The Human Torch. Together they fight the evil of the universe and battle the ultimate villain, Dr. Doom. Taffy Ent. has distribution rights outside the U.S., with Marvel handling U.S. television and subsequent DVD distribution rights and worldwide merchandising.
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