Mediatoon Attracts Buyers With Focus on Family, Diversity, Acceptance


Mediatoon Distribution has seen massive sales of a slew of new and upcoming animated series, including a new adaptation of the beloved property.

The company launched three new games at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous TV market in Biarritz this week, two of which have already found early buyers.

“Nicholas’ Fantastic Summer” is about the mischievous adventures of a boy and his friends as they indulge in their summer beach vacation. Switzerland’s RTS, Hungary’s MTVA and Poland’s TV Puls have acquired the show, based on the best-selling book by the late author René Goscinny and cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé (who died August 11). It was produced by Media Valley (“Zoom the White Dolphin”) for M6/Gulli, Boing for Warner Bros. Discovery; and Belgian broadcasters RTBF and VRT.

The company also pre-sold season 2 of its preschool show “The Fox Badger Family” to Tele Quebec in Canada and RTS in Switzerland. Produced by Mediatoon studio Ellipse Animation and commissioned by French TV and German broadcaster WDR, this is the story of a badger father of twin boys and a young daughter who one day meet a mother fox and her daughter. Together they became the “Fox Badger Family”.

Also available is “Living with Dad,” a cartoon sitcom about an unconventional family revolving around a single father, his four very different daughters, and their unpredictable daily lives.

Commissioned by M6/Gulli and RTBF, and also produced by Ellipse Animation, the show is based on the popular and widely translated manga series. Mediatoon is pre-sale for the title, which will officially launch at the upcoming Mipcom TV market in Cannes.

Fanny Gilabert, Sales and Commercial Affairs Manager at Mediatoon Distribution, noted, “Our new release is very focused on family, diversity and acceptance. Through animation, we aim to reflect in some way the reality of each child, allowing them to It’s fun to feel understood, represented, and of course.”

Tele Quebec, RTS and MTVA also pre-ordered the 3D animation “SamSam”, one of many projects Mediatoon is working on. Targeted at young children, the series follows the adventures of a 6-year-old superhero living on another planet. Folivari and Bayard produced it for French television.


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RTS and Tele Quebec also pre-ordered “The Marsupilamis” based on the comic book characters created by André Franquin, three little creatures called Marsupilamis who hatch in the big city and find a home with their two sisters and their grandmother .

Ellipse Animation and other Mediatoon studio Belvision are producing “The Marsupilamis” for M6/Gulli.

Also in production is Ellipse Animation’s original IP, commissioned by French TV, about the royal hound Belfort (King Louis XIV’s favorite dog) and his friend Lupin and their adventures at Versailles.

Other projects currently in development by Mediatoon include “Dreamland,” an adaptation of a French comic by Ellipse Animation and La Chouette, and a new series “Trotro & Zaza,” also produced by Ellipse Animation, featuring a cute little donkey.

Mediatoon Distribution will be promoting both series at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse later this month.

Mediatoon’s catalog contains more than 4,000 hours of entertainment, including diverse and high-profile titles such as Tintin, Garfield, Naruto, Codename Lyoko and Valerian & Laureline. The company is part of the Media Participations group, which includes animation studios and digital media holding companies and leading publishers of comics, novels and graphics, including Dargaud, Urban Comics, Kana, Dupuis, Le Seuil, Abrams and La Martinière.

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