Belvision and Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel have teamed up to develop a new 3D series adapted from the André Franquin-created Marsupilami universe.
Developed in close collaboration with comic book publisher Dupuis, the French-Belgian co-production promises to respect Franquin’s iconic Marsupilami character. The action-adventure-comedy series is directed by Philippe Vidal (The Garfield Show, Boule & Bill). It will be pitched at the Cartoon Forum 2019 that is set to take place in Toulouse, France from September 16 to 19. Mediatoon Distribution is handling international sales.
Maïa Tubiana and Caroline Duvochel from Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel and Raphaële Ingberg from Belvision said: “The Marsupilami, the imaginary animal Franquin created in 1951, has enjoyed many adventures. The public has come to learn a lot about this mythical creature: his extraordinary aptitudes, his life in the heart of the Palombian forest, his strong sense of family, his amused curiosity towards his rare human neighbors. It is our privilege today to introduce to you a new 52×12-minute CGI animation series, with a brand-new direction with regards to the story featuring three young Marsupilamis propelled in this strange jungle the natives call ‘town.’”