Press Release from Moonscoop
PARIS, 15 September 2010. Moonscoop, one of the leading worldwide distribution, brand management and entertainment companies, has expanded the presence of its animated shows in the Middle East by scoring a package deal with MBC3. The free tv channel has snapped up four new shows from Moonscoop’s distribution slate: Zevo-3 (26x30’), Gasp! (52x11’), The DaVincibles (52x11’) and Tara Duncan (26x30’).
Marie Conge, Senior Vice President International Sales and CPG at Moonscoop said: “It’s fantastic to get such a strong response from a broadcaster to new programming. What makes these shows standout in the crowded animation market is the high mix of comedy and adventure, and also that they appeal equally to both boys and girls.”
Zevo-3 is a new animated action/comedy series featuring three teens who develop super powers after being accidentally exposed to the Zevo compound, a dangerous genetic enhancer. Moonscoop is producing the show for Skechers Entertainment, and is also handling worldwide distribution.
GASP is a “fin-slapping” funny animated comedy series based on the highly acclaimed comic book series by Australian author and illustrator Terry Denton. Told from the point of view of a friendly, lovable goldfish named Gasp, the series explores family relationships through the wacky adventures of pets left home alone. Gasp lives in a world where animals walk, talk and watch TV, guppies ride motorbikes, and goldfish surf the internet...that is when the humans aren't around.
The series is produced by SLR Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Network Nine Australia, ABC Kids, Agogo and Moonscoop and targets kids 6-11 years.
The DaVincibles (52x11) is a classic cartoon comedy adventure caper for 7-11 year olds which is co-created and co-produced by Moonscoop and Neo Network. Rai Fiction, SLR, Telegael and Big Animation are also on board as co-production partners, and broadcast deals have been signed with France’s Gulli and Seven in Australia.
The series follows the comedic exploits of the modern-day DaVinci family, with Pablo and Zoe and friends balancing their day to day school assignments, social lives, and peer pressures, as they explore the world for rare artifacts to sell at Uncle Leo’s Kurios Kat antique shop. The series is filled with kid-relatable stories with over-the-top funny characters on madcap adventures to save the world, which lead them from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon Jungle to the pyramids of Egypt.
Tara Duncan (26x22’) is new 2D animation for 8-12 year olds co-produced by Moonscoop and DQ Entertainment (DQE) with France’s M6 and Disney Channel France on board as broadcast partners. Moonscoop has worldwide distribution and licensing rights, with the exception of Asia which are handled by DQE. Moonscoop has already signed a raft of merchandising deals in stationery, back to school, charms and headwear categories.
The animated show is based on the best-selling set of seven children’s fantasy books by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian, which is already a publishing hit in France, Italy, Spain Portugal, Germany, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Romania and Bulgaria. Combining all the best elements of magic, comedy and action, the series follows the story of a beautiful teenage girl bestowed with magical powers who finds herself in a high stakes battle against evil forces from another world. Each episode starts with Tara finding herself in a quirky situation with the promise of a challenging adventure ahead.
About MoonscoopMoonscoop 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 "Code Lyoko," "Fantastic Four," "Titeuf" (Tootuff), “Chloe’s Closet.” “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 2”, "Tara Duncan", “Geronimo Stilton season2”, “Casper season2”, "The Davincibles" and "Super Sportlets" and feature film of "Titeuf".