Atlantyca Entertainment has partnered with Future Today to stream Geronimo Stilton in the U.S. and U.K. and has also introduced its first live-action production, Snow Black.
The first season of Geronimo Stilton is now available on Future Today’s COPPA-compliant, KidSafe-certified HappyKids network. Based on the books by Elisabetta Dami, Geronimo Stilton tells the story of the titular journalist mouse as he scours New Mouse City for scoops.
This marks the second deal between the two companies, as Atlantyca’s Bat Pat was made available on HappyKids earlier this year.
“We are so excited to have found the right streaming partner for our beloved Geronimo Stilton animated series,” said Alessandra Dematteis, distribution manager of Atlantyca. “We are very anxious to bring his animated adventures back to his many fans. His old and new young reading enthusiasts can now enjoy seeing all of his delightful adventures come visually to life on their own favorite screens.”
“Geronimo Stilton is a captivating animated family series young viewers love,” said David Di Lorenzo, senior VP of kids and family at Future Today. “Geronimo’s evolution from page to screen has allowed an entire new generation of fans to join in on the adventures while expanding their curiosity and imaginations. We couldn’t be happier to extend our partnership with Atlantyca Entertainment, and bring their extensive library of premium children’s content to millions of HappyKids viewers.”
At MIPCOM, Atlantyca Entertainment introduced the new live-action series Snow Black, a co-production with Rai, in participation with Bedeschi Film. It is the first live-action production for Atlantyca.
Based on the book of the same name by Francesca Tassini and Mario Pasqualotto, Snow Black revolves around a 14-year-old web detective known as Snow Black who suddenly disappears during her last investigation. When she wakes up, she has no physical body and no memories of her past life.
The series is set to be completed by February 2022.
“For the last ten years, children’s live-action programming has continued to demonstrate an immense popularity in our industry,” said Caterina Vacchi, head of production department and executive producer at Atlantyca Entertainment. “We knew this was the time to expand our production slate and important to change the content style, as well. As young viewers are starting at an early age to be attracted to live-action content, we knew we needed to create our own productions and tell our own stories in the popular format. With access to an enormous amount of publishing material, we just had to wait for the right story that we could transform into a captivating and entertaining non-animated children’s series. Mystery genres for children are not common productions for European companies, so this is a first for us, Atlantyca and Rai, which is very exciting. Snow Black is going to be a wonderful addition and certain to compliment our current array of original programming.”
“For our first mystery series for kids, we have chosen a high-impact property: a seemingly incredible mystery, but that actually has a coherent and rigorous logic, an invisible but very active title character, two siblings in a moment of upheaval in their lives, the acceptance of the inexplicable and the courage in the face of danger, ” noted Luca Milano, executive director at Rai Ragazzi. “Snow Black is a series with deep writing and a modern and international setting: It combines the coming of age with a taste for impossible challenges and mystery. Its format is ideal for our Rai Gulp channel and for the Rai Play online platform, which is increasingly popular with young people.”