Press Release from Moonscoop
Paris, 3 December 2009 – Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a key sales deal with leading German broadcaster KI.KA for the ToddWorld and SamSam.
KI.KA has picked up the second series of the colourful ToddWorld, based on the book by Todd Parr for broadcast in 2010 along with animated show SamSam, which is nominated for the 2009 TV France International Best Export Prize in the animation category.
Lionel Marty, President, Worldwide Sales at Moonscoop said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with major German broadcaster KI.KA. We are hopeful that both these shows will find a new audience and fanbase in the territory as they are already a major success in many countries around the world.”
Sebastian Debertin, Head of Fiction, Acquisitions & Co-productions at KI.KA adds: “We have already broadcast the first season of ToddWorld and it is one of my favourite animated shows on KI.KA! It is strong on both narration and animation and it is simply helping in a fantastic way to bring important social values to young kids! With SamSam we feel having a wonderful little superhero is a strong addition to our slate of new shows for 2010. Our little redcaped, not quite yet-superhero, is just what our kids will love!”
The Emmy and Humanitas Award-nominated ToddWorld (78x11’) is a fantastical animated series based on the books by Todd Parr. Each episode of the 2D animated preschool series is a celebration of imagination in a world where everyone is welcome!
In ToddWorld it's okay to wear your underpants on your head, take a bath with a hippo, or invite a skunk to the movies. It's a wonderful colorful world - come join in the fun! ToddWorld is co-produced by Taffy Productions, DQ Entertainment Limited, Telegael Teoranta and SuperTime Entertainment.
Preschool 3D-animated HD SamSam (52x6’30”), produced by Bayard Jeunesse Animation with ARANEO, Tiji, Gulli and France 5, follows the adventures of the smallest of heroes!
For a hero, he doesn’t quite yet have super powers. But it doesn’t mean he can’t fly his own SamSaucer into space or can’t deal with dirty-rotten monsters! Sometimes he does need a little help from his cuddly SamTeddy, SamMummy or SamDaddy, as well as his friends. And granted, sometimes, using his noggin and a bit of imagination gets the work done, too. The series is based on the successful comic-book series of the same name and is a popular show across Europe especially in Italy, Spain, the UK and France.
Moonscoop is a leading worldwide production, distribution, brand management and entertainment company, focused on producing original projects and building brands with international appeal and longevity.
Its rights library combines many of the most successful programs and best-loved animated creations in the global television market and includes over 3,000 half-hours of programming airing in more than 160 territories worldwide. Key brands include "Code Lyoko," "Fantastic Four," "Titeuf" (Tootuff), "Pet Alien," “Dive Olly Dive!” and "Casper" which are licensed in markets around the world. Moonscoop’s production slate currently includes new series “Geronimo Stilton”, “Hero:108”, “Twisted Whiskers” and “Chloe’s Closet”.
Moonscoop was established with the merger of France Animation and Antefilms Production and the subsequent stake of a majority share in US-based Mike Young Productions and Taffy Entertainment, which all now fall under the Moonscoop label. Moonscoop employs over 350 people worldwide.