The new CGI preschool series Leo Lausemaus, originally called Tip the Mouse, will be broadcast in 2014 by Germany’s SUPER RTL. The brand management and media company m4e AG and the market-leading German kids and family broadcaster have concluded an according license agreement. Besides the TV-rights, SUPER RTL will handle the German-speaking licensing and merchandising program on behalf of m4e AG.
The 52 episodes of the series are currently produced by Studio Bozzetto, Studio Campedelli, March Entertainment, the Italian publisher Giunti and RAI Fiction in cooperation with m4e. The series is based on the children’s books of the same name by Italian author Andrea Dami.
In Germany the books are published very successfully by Lingen Verlag, Cologne, and the stories of the little mouse Leo rank among the top-sellers at book- and specialist retailers. More than four million books have already been sold worldwide. m4e AG acts as worldwide distributor outside of Italy, Spain and Portugal.
“We are very happy that SUPER RTL is convinced of the brand’s concept and sustainability and is now offering Leo Lausemaus a home even before the start of the production itself,” commented Hans Ulrich Stoef, CEO of m4e AG. “We value SUPER RTL’s extensive and early commitment also as an act of faith towards m4e as a producer of market affine TV entertainment content.”
Source: m4e AG