Paris-based distributor PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of presales with international broadcasters for the upcoming third season of CGI-animated series The Jungle Bunch.
Commissioned by France Télévisions, broadcasters across 30 territories have picked up the new season including Cartoon Network (France), Fox LatAm (Latin America), TV Azteca (Mexico), WeKids (China), RAI (Italy), Nickelodeon (Italy), RTBF (Belgium), Télé-Quebec (Canada), ETV (South Africa), Dreamia’s Canal Panda (Portugal), TVNZ (New Zealand), ERR (Estonia), LRT (Lithuania) and Lattelecom (Latvia).
No premiere date has been set for the new 52 x 11-minute season that was greenlit in January. Produced by Toulouse, France-based TAT Productions and Master Films, the series follows a penguin who thinks he’s a tiger. The latest season will introduce new characters and environments that were featured in the property’s 2017 theatrical release of the same name.
The franchise originally launched in 2012 as a 26 x one-and-a-half-minute series, which then expanded to a 52-minute TV movie, and a second 104 x 11-minute season developed in partnership with France Télévisions and Germany’s Super RTL. To date, the first two seasons have aired in more than 180 territories on channels and platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Sprout (US), Rai (Italy), Super RTL (Germany), Clan (Spain), ABC (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Télé-Quebec (Canada), Ouf Tivi (Belgium), VRT (Belgium) and NRK (Norway). TAT is also currently in development on the IP’s feature film sequel, The Jungle Bunch 2.