Paris-based Studio 100 Animation to co-produce new kids series based on the children’s book and feature film from EuropaCorp’s Luc Besson.
MUNICH -- Studio 100 Media and Studio 100 Animation have concluded a co-production and distribution agreement with EuropaCorp Television, the TV production arm of the French film studio EuropaCorp founded by French director, screenwriter and producer Luc Besson, for the new CGI animation Arthur and the Minimoys – The Series. Paris-based Studio 100 Animation will co-produce the major new kids series with EuropaCorp Television, with the participation of Gulli and Tiji (Lagardère Group). Studio 100 Media will be the exclusive distributor of the brand-new series.
“We are more than happy to collaborate with EuropaCorp and Luc Besson who has created a truly fantastic character,” comments of Studio 100 Media CEO Patrick Elmendorff. “With a strong co-production and distribution team in place, Arthur and the Minimoys promises to entertain kids around the globe.”
Arthur and the Minimoys – The Series (52 x 13’), also known as Arthur and the Invisibles in North America, is based on Luc Besson’s children’s book of the same name and the feature film, also produced by the French filmmaker and director. Targeted at five to nine year olds, the series follows the adventures of an average little boy who falls into a vivid world of magic, fantasy and action.
Besides being the global distributor of TV rights (excluding Italy, CIS, German- and French-speaking territories), Studio 100 Media also trades rights for merchandising and licensing of Arthur and the Minimoys for the GAS region, whereas Studio 100 International will take care of the international merchandising and licensing rights.
Source: Studio 100 Media