TV-Loonland has closed a multitude of sales with broadcasters worldwide for its animated series LEON. Following the show's recent acquisition by German kids broadcaster SUPER RTL, CBBC in the U.K. and ABC in Australia, yet more high profile broadcasters have picked up the series co-produced by Studio Hari, TV-Loonland and France 3.
Within Europe, the 52 x 3 show has been licensed to Disney Spain for its DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) channel. Further free TV deals were secured with Scandinavian broadcasters TV4 Sweden, DRTV Denmark, MTV3 Finland and the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation RUV alongside TV3 Catalunya and Novi Mediji in Croatia. Chellozone Media (formerly MINIMAX) has picked up the pay TV rights across Central European territories including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and the former Yugoslavia.
In addition, LEON will be trekking Down Under and into Asia with a home video deal signed with ABC Australia and Global TV Indonesia acquiring the TV rights.
LEON is a funny portrayal of one of life's unluckiest lions. Equipped with a true hunter instinct, Leon plots tirelessly to track everything that moves. Each episode brings a new encounter -- be it with a dippy springbok, hysterical hyenas or even a love struck hippo. But in Leon's world, the prey becomes predator and the chase always spirals out of control, leaving the poor lion often hungry.
The show is currently in production and set for full delivery by Christmas 2009.