MARSUPILAMI goes into producti
Created 09/26/1999 - 00:00
Montreal, Canada-based Motion International has started production on
MARSUPILAMI, a 26 episode, half-hour animated television series based on a
comic strip by Belgium artist Andrè Franquin. French producer Marathon is
co-producing, and the series will be aired by Tele-Quebec, as well as
other, as yet undetermined, international broadcasters. Marsupilami is a
funny animal-type character with yellow fur, black spots and many talents.
He first appeared in 1952 in SPIROU MAGAZINE, a Belgian comic book. A
Disney produced, thirteen episode television series appeared and quickly
vanished on CBS during the 1993-4 season. Earlier this year the Marsupilami
rights holder sued and won against Disney, claiming that Disney had not
properly promoted or exploited the series and character.