TV-Loonland recently announced sales of seasons II and III of its TV series, THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY, as well as the half-hour 3D Christmas special, DONNER, to Jetix Germany (formerly Fox Kids Germany).
We are delighted at the successful conclusion of our negotiations with Fox Kids/Jetix Germany, said TV-Loonland ceo Peter Völkle. Back in 1999, THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY was the most successful TV series on the U.S. broadcaster Fox Family. Now, the series is shown in more than 40 countries and counts among the most successful European cartoon series. We are confident that the second season of THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY will follow in the footsteps of the first season and guarantee excellent viewing figures on Fox Kids/Jetix Germany.
We were recently able to buy the hit series THE CRAMP TWINS from TV-Loonland that perfectly complements our content, said Karola Bayr, head of programming at Jetix Germany. With THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY, we are delighted to offer a further successful cartoon series for primary school children. With the 3D Christmas special, DONNER, we now have a cartoon film in our repertoire that, thanks to its unusual protagonist, is a very special and moving experience for the whole family.
THREE FRIENDS AND JERRY is a co-production between TV-Loonland and the Swedish company Happy Life Animation, a subsidiary of Svensk Filmindustri. The main characters are three friends Frank, Thomas and Eric as well as their new classmate Jerry, who tries desperately with his crazy ideas to be accepted in their group.
DONNER premiered in December 2001 on ABC Family in the U.S. Created by the 3D specialist Kevin Munroe, it is not a traditional Christmas film. The main character is the unhappy reindeer Donner who is nothing like the other reindeer Dancer, Cupid or Comet. So he plunges into a severe identity crisis.
TV-Loonland (www.loonland.com) is an integrated media company and counts among the leading international producer/distributors of animation for children, youth and families. With its own development teams and production facilities in Continental Europe, Great Britain and the U.S., a comprehensive rights catalog as well as a worldwide operating distribution team, TV-Loonland has today become a world leader among the independent majors in the industry.
The gradual renaming of Fox Kids to Jetix is part of the establishment of a global childrens communication brand In Germany and Austria, the childrens channel Fox Kids can be received through the digital PREMIERE platform. Jetix Europe currently broadcasts over cable and satellite networks to more than 37 million households in 57 countries and 17 languages. Jetix Europe N.V. is listed on Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange and is majority owned (76%) by The Walt Disney Co.