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TV5MONDE picks up Wakfu

Global, 24-hour, French-language digital network TV5MONDE has snapped up seasons one and two of animated series Wakfu from independent French studio Ankama.
August 20, 2012

Global, 24-hour, French-language digital network TV5MONDE has snapped up seasons one and two of animated series Wakfu from independent French studio Ankama.

Gaining international exposure, season one of the series will air on September 17, 2012 from Monday to Friday on TV5MONDE Asia (4:30 p.m. Bangkok time), TV5MONDE Pacific (4:30 p.m. Tokyo time), TV5MONDE Orient (3:30 p.m. Beirut time), and TV5MONDE US (5:00 p.m. New York time).

Season two of the 52 x 22-minute series, which originally evolved from an Ankama-developed MMORPG Wakfu which takes place 12 years before the series, is expected to air from October 23, 2012.

France 3 originally debuted the series and Cartoon Network recently picked up season one for broadcast in Italy this summer and France from January 2013, with season two slated for 2014.

In Spain, Boing is also on board to broadcast season one in Spain from September 2012 with season two following in March 2013. Boing will also broadcast season one in Italy from June 11, 2012 with season two following in October.

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Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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