French prodco Millimages has started production on The Adventures of Nasredine, a new animated series for French television network Gulli. The series—expected to bow in September 2019—is the first presale for the Gulli Bil Arabi channel.
Gulli Bil Arabi launched in 2017 in an effort to expand the network’s presence in the Middle East and North Africa market. It is available throughout the region, including in Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
The Adventures of Nasredine follows the titular character as he goes on adventures around the world and across time.
In May, UK preschool block Channel 5 Milkshake! scooped up Millimages’ animated series Pirata & Capitano. Co-produced by national public broadcasters France Televisions and Italy’s Rai, the 52 x 11-minute series will make its Milkshake! premiere this summer. Earlier this year, Millimages sold the animated series Molang to additional Chinese platforms including Tencent, Youku, Tudou and Mango TV.