Disney Junior Latin America has picked up French production company Xilam Animation’s inaugural preschool series, Paprika.
Commissioned by France Televisions and Disney Junior EMEA, the 75 x seven-minute series—plus its 11 x two-minute specials—will air on Disney Junior across the Latin American region, including Brazil. (A LatAm premiere date has yet to be confirmed.) Paprika is set to premiere on France 5 and Discovery Italy this fall, followed by a spring 2018 debut on Disney Jr. across EMEA.
The show follows twins Olivia and Stan (who is in a wheelchair) as they turn everyday life into exciting adventures.
The move comes only a day after Xilam appointed a new SVP to strengthen its digital business. Nicolas Halftermeyer is joining the prodco to bolster the company’s online revenue growth and brand recognition. Xilam also recently brought on Morgann Favennec to lead a global sales push.