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Gulli Gives Go-Ahead to Gaumont’s Bionic Max


Gulli in France has greenlit Gaumont’s animated buddy comedy Bionic Max, which is meant for young viewers between the ages of 6 and 11.

Bionic Max follows the adventures of a bionic guinea pig prototype and his goldfish best friend as they make deliveries in the middle of Central Park. The 52×11-minute show was created by Gaumont’s Thomas Digard and Manu Klotz.

“We have been developing Bionic Max with Gulli for several months now, and are incredibly excited that we can move forward with the production of this series that is full of high energy and slapstick fun,” said Nicolas Atlan, the president of animation and family at Gaumont. “The world created by Thomas Digard and Manu Klotz comes to vivid and animated life before our very eyes with these characters! Max and Jean-Claude consistently end up in absurd and hysterical situations, and kids everywhere will escape into the chaotic madness, laugh out loud and do what kids should do—have fun! We are finalizing new partners now and hope to start production at the end of 2018 or early 2019.”

“We are delighted to work with Gaumont’s animation team to develop this new hilarious cartoon: Bionic Max,” added Caroline Cochaux, the managing director for Lagardère Active TV France & International and CEO of Gulli. “This type of cartoon succeeds brilliantly on Gulli; all the family enjoys it! Bionic Max glorifies values such as freedom, solidarity and enthusiasm through the clumsy adventures of JC and his friend Max—a bionic guinea pig. We can’t wait for our viewers to discover this new show that will become, for sure, a cartoon reference.”

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