Sadie Sparks

Cyber Group locks in international sales for toons

Droners, Gigantosaurus and Sadie Sparks are on the Parisian company's slate heading to broadcasters in Europe and Asia Pacific.
November 27, 2019

International nets, including Disney, ABC and Discovery have acquired a number of animated series from Paris-based Cyber Group Studios for broadcast across Europe and Asia Pacific.

In Western Europe, Disney Channel has pre-bought 26 x 22-minute adventure-comedy Droners, screened at this year’s MIP Junior, for France and Benelux. The 2D/CGI series has also been pre-sold to TF1 for France.

Additionally, Disney snapped up season one of 52 x 11-minute Mini Ninjas for the Netherlands, while Discovery has taken 2D-animated comic book adaptation Ernest and Rebecca for Italy.

As for Eastern Europe, TVP ABC has grabbed the 52 x 11-minute preschool show Gigantosaurus, as well as 26 x 22-minute series’ Tom Sawyer and Zorro The Chronicles for Poland. Meanwhile, fellow Polish broadcaster ITI Neovision has picked up a pair of 52 x 11-minute programs in Mirette Investigates and the aforementioned Ernest and Rebecca.

Rounding out the Eastern European sales, broadcaster Prava i Prevodi has purchased four library titles—two 78 x seven-minute series Raju the Rickshaw and Patch Pillows, 52 x seven-minute show Guess What?, and 40 x 24-minute series Animalia—for Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Croatia.

Looking at the Asia Pacific region, ABC Australia has acquired 52 x 11-minute 2D and CG-animated supernatural comedy Sadie Sparks (pictured); Shanghai Senyu Culture Media has added 39 x 11-minute series Mia for China; and PTS has landed Gigantosaurus for Taiwan.

Meanwhile, Mademoizelle Zazie and Mini Ninjas season two will travel to Canal+ in Myanmar; Leo the Wildlife Ranger and Zak Jinks will launch on Cineplex/True Visions in Thailand; The Pirates Next Door and The Long Long Holiday have been scooped up by TVB for Hong Kong; and Mini Ninjas season one will spin-kick to SCTV in Vietnam.

Finally, Barind in Bangladesh has picked up a trio of shows in Ozie Boo Save the Planet, Mini Ninjas season one and Iqbal, Tale of a Fearless Child.


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