Mediatoon Distribution has sold the preschool series The Fox Badger Family to more than 25 new broadcasters.
Among the free-TV channels taking the series are TV Brazil, CCTV-14 in China and Télé-Quebec in Canada, as well as Rai Yoyo in Italy, WDR/ARD/KiKa in Germany, Sweden’s SVT, RTBF/Ouf Tivi in Belgium, RTS in Switzerland and Poland’s TVP ABC. Norway’s NRK Super, YLE in Finland and RSI in Switzerland have acquired both free-TV and VOD rights.
In Central and Eastern Europe, Ceska TV in the Czech Republic, RTV Slovenska in Slovakia, Prava i Prevodi in Serbia and LTV in Latvia have picked up the show, alongside a deal with Mauritius Broadcasting in Mauritius. Further, pay-TV deals have been signed with HOP! in Israel, D Smart in Turkey, Germany’s Studio 100 Junior and CJ Tooniverse/English Gem in South Korea for pay-TV and VOD rights. SVOD deals have been signed in the U.S. and Latin America with the Hispanic channel HITN/Edye, Mango TV in China and in France with Orange’s platform OCS, Infinikids and TFou Max. All TV rights have been acquired by MTVA in Hungary and Canal+ Myanmar.
The show, which has been translated into more than 20 languages, is in development on a second season by producers Ellipsanime and Dargaud Media. It is commissioned by France Télévisions. The Fox Badger Family is based on the comic book of the same name published by Dargaud and written by Brigitte Luciani and illustrated by Eve Tharlet.
Jerome Alby, managing director of Mediatoon Distribution, said: “The Fox Badger Family combines wonderfully positive characters with strong values of family and teamwork, tolerance and kindness. It tackles important and timely themes of blended families, accepting others’ differences and finding your own path. We are very proud that the series is such an international success and delighted to announce that a second season is in the pipeline.”