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Deals of the Week: Mondo TV, D360, Superights

The COVID acquisitions keep coming, and That's Joey, Nina & Olga and Oggy & the Cockroaches are just a few shows reaping the rewards.
May 1, 2020

Mondo TV Iberoamerica

Italian producer Mondo TV Iberoamerica has signed a co-production agreement with Enanimation for its 2D-animated series Nina & Olga (52 x seven minutes). Based on the preschool book series Olga the Cloud, the show is in production with a planned delivery date of spring 2021.

Mondo TV’s subsidiary Mondo TV Producciones Canarias will handle pre-production alongside the fellow Italian prodco, while Mondo TV will manage animation. Enanimation holds worldwide distribution rights, except for in Portugal, LatAm and Spanish-speaking US, where Mondo will distribute the series. Italian pubcaster Rai pre-bought the first season from Enamination in January.

D360

D360, the distribution arm of Toronto-based prodco marblemedia, has acquired the rights AnimalFanPedia. The distributor picked up the rights for North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

From Venezuela’s prodco Mobius.LAB KidsAnimalFanPedia (26 x 11-minutes) is a wildlife-focused show that takes kids to different places around the world and teaches them about nature and animals.

D360 also secured a number of broadcast deals for its catalogue. Kids app Azoomee has acquired marblemedia’s craft show, Super Mighty Makers (13 x 30 minutes), Skyship Entertainment’s Super Simple Draw (26 x seven minutes) and GAPC Entertainment’s comedy/science show ScienceXplosion (45 x three-and-a-half minutes), while renewing its commitment to air GAPC’s MathXplosion (50 x three minutes).

International broadcaster Da Vinci picked up ScienceXplosion to air in EMEA, while Hong Kong-based broadcaster PCCW has picked up science series Blynk & Aazoo (24 x seven minutes). France’s AB Thematiques picked up comedy quiz show Holy Baloney (10 x three minutes).

In Canada, CBC’s SVOD Gem and linear channel Game TV picked up marblemedia’s medieval-themed competition series Splatalot (52 x 30 minutes). Canadian broadcaster Corus scooped up season 12 (11 x 60-minutes) of SEVEN24 and Dynamo Films’ long-running family drama Heartland, while CBC’s Radio-Canada snagged seasons one to eight (140 x 60 minutes) for French-speaking Canada.

Toon Factory 

Canal+ Group’s Polish TV channel Teletoon+ and Belgium pubcaster RTBF have picked up Sardine in Outer Space (52 x 12-minutes). The 2D-animated six- to ten-skewing series from French animation studio Toon Factory’s is about a team of space-bound adventurers who travel to exotic planets. France’s Mediatoon handles its international distribution.

Goldbee

Barcelona-based distributor Goldbee has signed new distribution deals for 40 x 11-minute animated series Chop Chop Ninja and ToonMarty from Montreal prodco Sardine Productions. Belgium’s RTBF and Hong Kong-based network TVB picked up free-to-air and catch-up rights for Chop Chop Ninja; while Irish broadcaster TG4 picked up the slapstick comedy series ToonMarty. 

Chop Chop Ninja follows a team of rookie ninjas adventuring to become better fighters and people, and ToonMarty is about a group of cartoons who embark on comedic adventures together.

Superights

French distributor Superights has closed the first broadcast deals for Superprod Animation’s 3D-animated series That’s Joey! (pictured). The international broadcasters to pick up the 52 x 13-minute show are RTBF (French-speaking Belgium), RTS (Switzerland), Discovery Kids (MENA), RTI (Ivory Coast) and Kidzone (Baltics).

French broadcaster M6 commissioned it and France’s Superprod, Digital Graphics, Germany’s Atmosphere Media and Barcelona prodco Planeta Junior co-produced it. Aimed at kids six to nine, the comedy fare follows the adventures of a young boy’s wacky adventures with his friends, and the unpredictable solutions he finds to everyday problems.

Cosmos-Maya

Indian animation studio Cosmos-Maya has signed a distribution deal with VOD website ZEE5, to launch more than 250 episodes of its animated content on the platform. Under the agreement, ZEE5 will launch the studio’s trio of 52 x half-hour shows Bapu, Gadget Guru Ganesha and season two of Guddu.

Guddu, a spinoff of Cosmos-Maya’s Motu Patlu series that was made for Nickelodeon, is a 3D-animated series that centers on the exploits of a circus lion. Leaning on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, the 2D-animated Bapu follows a wise elder who lives in the modern world and who helps kids face their problems. Meanwhile, Gadget Guru Ganesha is a 2D-animated a slice-of-life comedy revolving around the average Indian family.

Xilam

French producer Xilam Animation has secured deals with a trio of international broadcasters for its slate of content. WarnerMedia (Turkey) picked up seasons five to seven of Oggy and the Cockroaches (78 x seven minutes each) and the 80-minute film Oggy and the Cockroaches–The Movie to launch on linear kids channel Boomerang. Meanwhile, fellow Turkish network Minika Cocuk acquired Athleticus (60 x two minutes) and Moka’s Fabulous Adventures (78 x seven minutes) to start airing this summer.

In Portugal, pubcaster RTP picked up Coach Me If You Can (52 x 13 minutes), The Daltons (19 x seven minutes), Athleticus (60 x two-and-a-half minutes) and renewed its commitment to air both seasons of Floopaloo, Where Are You? (104 x 13-minutes) and What’s the Big Idea? (52 x five minutes). Xilam has also signed a new deal with Dreamia (Portugal) to air Moka’s Fabulous Adventures and Hubert & Takako (78 x seven minutes) on its pay TV children’s channel Biggs.

In addition, it signed a deal with pubcaster ERT (Greece) for Athleticus; seasons one and two of Floopaloo, Where Are You?; seasons two and three of Zig & SharkoIf I were an Animal (52 x five minutes); Paprika and Oggy and the Cockroaches – The Movie.

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