Disney Germany Goes for Kikoumba


Newen Distribution has inked up a deal with Disney Channel in Germany for its new comedy Kikoumba, marking the first international sale for the series ahead of its official launch at MIPJunior.

Aimed at 6- to 10-year-olds, the series follows the adventures of the king of chill Kikoumba, who has to face off against contenders for his crown every single day. It is produced by TF1 Production.

Malika Abdellaoui, managing director of Newen Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Disney Channel Germany and to introduce this very cool king along with its wacky and funny gallery of characters to the German audience.”

Dominique Neudecker, head of acquisition and co-production at Disney Channels GSA, added: “We are excited to prebuy Kikoumba for Disney Channel Germany as its tone as well as look and feel fits our brand universe very well and will support our growth story in the German free-to-air market. The series is a perfect match for our animation-focused daytime with a 6- to 9-year-old core target group.”