Press Release from Moonscoop
Paris, 21 March 2011 – Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has won a second season commission for 39x7’ additional episodes of animated paper cutout show Ava Riko Teo. Delivery of the new episodes is scheduled for the first quarter 2012.
The series is a co-production between Moonscoop and Korea’s Character Plan and EBS in association with Seoul Animation Center and with the participation of France Television. The first season of Ava Riko Teo aired in 170 territories.
Lionel Marty, President Worldwide Distribution said: “This is a unique series, not only in terms of the paper cut out animation style, but also how the series inspires kids to be creative at home, supported by the dedicated Ava Riko Teo website. Arts and craft is an important activity in the development of preschool kids and older, and we’re very pleased to be producing more episodes of a series that enhances this learning.”
Based on the works of French author and artist Mila Boutan, Ava Riko Teo is created using a colourful onscreen assembling of all kinds of paper cutouts, which become the setting for young viewers to follow the fun, childlike adventures of three loveable friends: Teo, a soft and cuddly bear, Ava, a charming giraffe, and Riko, a rather hyper-active rabbit.
A dedicated website at www.avarikoteo.com continues the experience for viewers with a full range of art and craft activities for children. The online component has been co-produced by Moonscoop with EBS and France 5.
About MoonscoopMoonscoop 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.