French broadcaster Gulli has greenlit Gaumont’s 2D-animated comedy series Bionic Max. The companies are currently finalizing additional partners, aiming to start production by the end of this year or early 2019.
The 52 x 11-minute series is about bionic guinea pig Max and his goldfish best friend Jean-Claude, who are working as delivery boys in Central Park.
This news comes on the heels of Gaumont expanding its animation and family division by upping Terry Kalagian to SVP of creative development and hiring Kimberly Dennison as VP of creative development. The prodco also recently brought on former Spin Master exec Alex Soto as its first-ever creative director for animation & family, with oversight of Bionic Max a key part of his new role.