The new CGI Calimero series from Paris-based Alphanim and Milan’s Studio Campedelli will bow in Italy on pubcaster RAI, the same channel that hosted the original series in the 1960s and 70s. Delivery is scheduled to coincide with the brand’s 50th anniversary in 2013.
Alphanim, which developed the new 104 x 11-minute CGI series with TF1, distributes the program and manages the brand internationally on behalf of rights owner Calidra.
Calimero originated in 1963 as an animated series that was part of the Carosello advertising show broadcast on RAI through the 1960s and 70s. A total of 130 half hours and 290 episodes of Calimero programming were then produced in the 1970s and 1990s, airing in over 79 countries.