Italian prodco Rainbow (Winx Club, Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends) has sold 44 Cats to Super RTL in Germany, where the preschool series will bow on the Cologne-based TV net in 2019.
The upcoming CGI comedy is inspired by a popular Italian song and uses music to address themes like friendship, diversity and helping others. The show follows a group of felines that take on anthropomorphic traits when no actual humans are around.
44 Cats marks Rainbow’s first foray into preschool programming as well as its inaugural production with Canadian animation studio Bardel (which Rainbow acquired in 2015). Italian broadcaster RAI is co-producing, and will premiere the toon later this year.