APC Kids Adds Cat Cartoon to Catalog


PARIS: APC Kids has picked up the global television rights outside of Russia and China for Kid-e-Cats, an animated series produced by Studio Metranom/Metrafilms for CTC in Russia.

Kid-e-Cats follows the adventures of three energetic and imaginative kittens as they learn about life. Nigel Pickard is serving as executive producer for APC Kids, which will present the 52×5-minute show at this year’s MIPCOM.

APC Kids is the children’s entertainment division of boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content (APC). “Besides managing the international distribution of a selection of shows, APC Kids is also helping producers in their search for financing on their new projects by gathering soft money, international co-productions and presales,” said Lionel Marty, who has joined APC Kids as partner and managing director.

Kid-e-Cats is an exciting new project for APC Kids,” noted Marty. “The local version has won over audiences in Russia and we are looking forward to working with Nigel to create a version for children around the globe. I am excited to be joining APC Kids at this time of expansion. Our collaboration over the last two years has resulted in a growing portfolio of kids’ properties and I look forward to working with [APC principals] Laurent [Boissel] and Emmanuelle [Guilbart] to further develop the business.”

Another highlight on offer from APC Kids is Memories of Nanette, about a young girl spending a year on her grandparents’ farm. “Memories of Nanette has the ingredients to become the next evergreen classic series,” said Marty. There is also Zoli & Pokey, an animated show that “combines a unique and distinctive character design and the humor of a sitcom,” and The Wish, a Christmas-themed live-action series that mixes “heartwarming stories, adventure, a fantastic, talented cast and a contemporary tone.”