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Nickelodeon Inks Deal for Xilam’s ‘Athleticus’ and ‘Mr. Magoo’

Network acquires exclusive pay-TV rights in various international territories for production house’s animated comedy series. 

Xilam Animation has reached distribution deals with Nickelodeon for the CGI animated series Athleticus (60x2’15) and animated comedy Mr Magoo (78x7’). The network has acquired exclusive pay-TV rights for two seasons of Athleticus in Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America and all TV rights for the series in Benelux, Italy, Vietnam, Philippines, and Argentina. They have also picked up exclusive pay-TV rights in the UK for the comedy series Mr Magoo (78x7’) which has recently launched there on Nicktoons.

“We’re very excited to be building upon our successful partnership with Nickelodeon and to see the broadcaster become home to two further shows from our slate,” commented Xilam Animation EVP distribution, Morgann Favennec. “With its charming characters and humorous stories, we know families all over the globe are going to love watching Athleticus and following the fantastic response to Mr Magoo in the UK, we’re very much looking forward to bringing the series’ hilarious hijinks to new audiences.” 

Targeting family audiences, Athleticus is produced by Xilam’s recently acquired CGI-studio Cube Creative and features wild animals taking part in competitive sports, ranging from table tennis to high bar, bobsleigh to curling. How successful the animals are at each of the sports entirely depends on their personality and anatomies resulting in very comical, and often poetic, results. The series is created and directed by the award-winning Nicolas Deveaux.

Source: Xilam Entertainment