France Télévisions, Super RTL Greenlight Take it Easy Mike


The new TeamTO comedy Take it Easy Mike has been presold to France Télévisions and Germany’s Super RTL.

The 78×7-minute series is currently in full pre-production. Delivery is planned for 2018 and broadcast is scheduled for early 2019. Co-produced with Canada’s Digital Dimension, Take it Easy Mike is a dialogue-free, slapstick comedy from the creators of TeamTO’s Oscar’s Oasis.

Pierre Siracusa, the director of animation at France Télévisions, said, “Few series can boast of revolutionizing a genre. That is exactly what TeamTO has done with Take it Easy Mike, achieving what until now has been unimaginable in a TV series: they have created a world of animated characters that look genuinely real. The level of hyperrealism attained in this series radically changes our expectations of traditional animation, opening a whole new world of possibilities for developing characters, the richness of the expressions, and even the scope of physical gags…We are so grateful to join Corinne and Guillaume on this exciting experience!”

Carsten Göttel, Super RTL’s program director, added, “As Loriot, one of the most famous German cartoonist and humorist, already said, ‘A pugless life is possible, yet pointless.’ We fully agree and are very excited to be part of this hilarious series from TeamTO.”

Guillaume Hellouin, the president of TeamTO, commented, “It is amazingly exciting to see this show coming to life—in a literal sense. From a creative standpoint, we have been able to stretch the boundaries of animated comedy beyond anything we have done before, thanks to the technical sophistication of this photorealistic production. It has been a real breakthrough for our studio—and we are thrilled to have our long-time partners France Télévisions and Super RTL join us on this adventure.”