Moonscoop’s SamSam Flies Onto New Channels
Created 05/03/2011 - 08:13
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Moonscoop
Paris – Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed new deals with worldwide channels for its 3D-animated preschool series SamSam.
Italy’s Rai and Turner Broadcasting Italy have each acquired season two of SamSam (39x8’) following the popularity of the series in the territory. In addition, SamSam continues to build a presence in Asia with Okto in Singapore and Hong Kong cable channel I-cable acquiring both seasons of the show (52x7’ and 39x8’) and Pelican taking home video rights for Singapore and Malaysia.
Lionel Marty, President Worldwide Sales at Moonscoop said: “SamSam may be small in size but he is big in popularity. We’re very pleased to have secured further commitment to the series in Italy with Rai and Turner, and also with the strength of SamSam in Asia, a region where our shows are performing particularly well.”
Preschool 3D-animated HD SamSam was the 2009 winner of the prestigious TVFI Export Prize. Produced by Bayard Jeunesse Animation with ARANEO, Tiji, Gulli and France 5, and distributed worldwide by Moonscoop, the show has sold globally to over 55 territories including ITV in the UK, ABC2 Australia and TV2 Denmark. SamSam has also sold extensively in Asia to channels including Chutti TV in India, PBS Thailand and Taiwan Public TV.
SamSam 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 kids 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 “Tara Duncan”, “The Davincibles”, “Super Sportlets, "Code Lyoko," "Fantastic Four," "Titeuf" (Tootuff) the Series and Feature Film, “Chloe’s Closet.” , “Pet Alien”, “Hero:108”, “Dive Olly Dive!” “Geronimo Stilton” and "Casper" which are licensed in markets around the world. Moonscoop’s production slate currently includes “Hero:108 Season 2”, “Geronimo Stilton Season2”, “Casper Season 2”, and “Ava Riko Teo Season 2”.