Sales of 725 half hours of programming for
Chutti TV kids channel
Paris, 8 March 2010 – Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has scored a major deal with Chutti TV, Sun TV's kids channel in India. The broadcaster has acquired 725 half hours of programming from the Moonscoop catalogue. The deal includes new series Geronimo Stilton which is co-produced and co-distributed with Atlantyca Entertainment, Gasp from SLR Productions, Dive Olly Dive, Ava Riko Teo and Bunny Maloney as well as established favourites Code Lyoko and Titeuf.
Chutti TV is a Tamil kids animation channel with over 75% market share which had previously procured titles such as Chloe's Closet and Flight Squad amongst others from Moonscoop. Chutti TV, which has been a major content buyer in the market, has further strengthened its content base with this deal.
Lionel Marty, President, Worldwide Sales at Moonscoop said: "This is a significant package deal with Chutti TV across our key titles. It gives us great pleasure in doing business with Sun TV Network Ltd. which is one of the major television broadcasters in India with a presence of over twenty channels across four regional languages. Our shows have an increasing presence in Asia and Grace Lee, our VP Sales for the Asia region who negotiated this deal, will be looking to build on this with further deals over the coming months."
Based on the popular children's chapter book series of the same name Geronimo Stilton (26x22') is a new TV series centered on the life and adventures of the famous Geronimo Stilton - head of a veritable media empire, erudite mouse, and klutz extraordinaire - and Benjamin Stilton, his fearless young nephew. Geronimo Stilton is co-produced and co-distributed by Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop with the participation of Rai Fiction and M6 and so far has been sold in more than 80 countries.
GASP (52x11') 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.
Moonscoop has worldwide television rights (except Australia, New Zealand, China and parts of Southeast Asia) to the series produced by SLR Productions which has also sold to France's Canal+.
Dive Olly Dive! is a 3D action adventure where every experience is an occasion to learn. Each episode follows the fun-filled underwater escapades of Olly and Beth, two young, unmanned research-submarines-in-training. Under the guidance of their human supervisor Deep Sea Diver Doug, at the research facility, they discover the marvels of the world they live in.
Animated paper cutout show Ava Riko Teo (65x7') is co-produced by Moonscoop with Character Plan, France 5 and EBS.
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.
Aimed at six year olds and upwards, Bunny Maloney (52x13') is set amidst the neon signs and the pulsing rhythms of Bunnyville, where you will find four very unlikely friends : the eponymous Bunny Maloney, Candy Bunny, Jean-François and Stan Ookie. At their worst, they are a conflicted band of self-absorbed neurotics. At their best, they are the self-appointed Superhero Crime Fighters of PROTECTEAM who combat the daily diabolical threats of the evil scientist Professor Débilouman.
International hit Code Lyoko, produced by Moonscoop with France 3 and Canal J, has sold to territories all over the world. The 97 x 26' show, which uses a dynamic mix of 2D and 3D animation, targets kids six and older. Code Lyoko blends action and adventure and a swift pace with rich graphics and issues for today's kids. Our planet Earth and the parallel universe called Lyoko face the threat of annihilation. A super virus has infected the central processing units in X.A.N.A and only four kids can foil the mad computer's evil designs!
Based on the comic books by Zep, Titeuf is a best seller for kids aged six and upwards. The eponymous hero is a cool kid trying to come to terms with the challenges of growing up. He's just trying to figure out life's major questions like: why can't you trade in your baby sister for a hamster? And what do you do with your teeth when you kiss a girl?
Aimee Norman at Blueprint PR on tel: +44 (0) 20 8341 6171 or email: email@example.com
Moonscoop 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.