Press Release from TFOU and Alphanim
Vincennes, Boulogne-Billancourt, September 7th, 2011 – TFOU and Alphanim (Gaumont Group) are partnering on the development of the new 104x11’ CGI CALIMERO series, based on the character created in 1963 by Pagot.
Kids 4 to 7 will discover the adventures of lil’ black chick Calimero and his friends Priscilla and Valeriano. His cult phrase « It’s just not fair! » will be the starting point of new adventures and the opportunity for Calimero to set things right.
Delivery is scheduled for the brand’s 50th anniversary in 2013.
Alphanim will distribute the programme and manage the brand internationally on behalf of Calidra, the right owner. TF1 Licences was appointed agent for France while TF1 Vidéo acquired video rights to the future series.
As TF1’s youth programming block, TFOU is French kids’ under 10 favourite and leading morning programme. TFOU, it is also original features: innovation, exclusivity and events i.e. 1000 hours of programs per year with over 75% European creations. Animated series, short live action, civic commitments, events, games… TFOU supports, every year, animation production and the development of about six co-productions in partnership with French and foreign animation producers.
Alphanim (Gaumont Group) has produced and distributes a catalogue of over 30 kids television series and 800 half-hours of animation broadcast in over 130 countries including the USA and Japan. Flagship titles are Galactik Football (Disney XD, 78x26’), Robotboy (Cartoon Network, 104x13’) and Santa’s Apprentice (52x13’ & Feature film).