The TV division of UniFrance (ex.TV France International) will present two showcases highlighting French TV content with a special focus on animation and documentaries. Their presentation at MIPCOM (the world’s largest content market) will be held between 11 to 14 October 2021 in Cannes, includes six flagship programs.
The animation works will be presented on 11 October, Monday, from 4.30 pm to 5 pm.
UNIFRANCE – I LOVE FRENCH KIDS STORIES:
1) Go Astro Boy Go (52 x 13′)- It is an eco-conscious comedy adventure presented by PlayBig. It is produced by Tezuka Productions.
Go Astro Boy Go is about Team Astro saving our planet. And how kids can gain a better understanding of their world and how all natural phenomena, including them, are connected in the web of life. Who knew saving the world could be that funny?
Astro Boy here lives in a different world to the original Astro Boy. It still needs heroes but not to battle evil robots. The welfare of Planet Earth is at stake here.It is inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s own beliefs (e.g. respect for animals, our fragile Earth and the world around us).
This series is a call to action building upon the strength of the existing Astro Boy IP.
2) Imago (26 x 22′)- This show is presented by Newen Connect. This is a La Chouette Cie, Riez-JLA Group production.
Imagos are magical creatures born when magic and a child’s imagination meet. They serve as companions and protectors to the children.Zayn is a kid who’s always dreamed of having his very own imago. His wish comes true when he awakens Azrokh, a powerful imago and guardian of a magic lamp! But with great power comes great responsibility. Zayn will embark on an amazing journey with his friends Awa, Zora and Kemi, who have their own imagos.
3) Edmond & Lucy (52×12’)- It is a real time CGI preschool show that reconnects kids and their families to nature. Commissioned by France 5, the program is adapted from the worldwide selling albums illustrated by Marc Boutavant.
Production has started in 2020 through MIAM’s brand new real time CGI studio in Paris for a delivery in summer 2022. Presales are open, RTS (Switzerland), SVT (Sweden), TV5 Monde (French speaking worldwide), VRT (Belgium), MTVA (Hungary), and SYN (Iceland) are already on board!
Edmond the squirrel and Lucy the bear cub are raised as brother and sister in a majestic chestnut tree they call home, a kind of radiant city of the forest. Playing and growing up in the heart of nature, unravelling its mysteries and living adventures in the great outdoors. What a wonderful life!
Along with the animated content, the UNIFRANCE – I LOVE FRENCH DOC STORIES showcase will be presented on 12 October, Tuesday, from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. Three of the films that will be presented are If you Kill, Call me (Terranoa), One Year on Mars (ARTE Distribution), and Dolores: in the name of the sister (Balanga).
UniFrance team and 41 French member companies of the French delegation will be present at MIPCOM, Riviera 7 Hall.