MIPTV Spotlight: Gaumont


In Gaumont’s animated buddy comedy series Bionic Max, a malfunctioning bionic guinea pig and his goldfish friend escape from their laboratory into the bustling city streets of Woodchuck Woods.

There, they must learn to adapt to an urban jungle and try to fit in with the local wildlife. For 6- to 11-year-olds, the series is “pure entertainment with visual gags,” says Cécilia Rossignol, executive VP of international sales and development.

It also demonstrates how to deal with problems by “using good humor and a desire to see the sunny side of life,” Rossignol adds. “It all comes back to the universal elements of friendship and solidarity—with a little touch of madness to make it fun.”

Bionic Max meets the need for something ‘feel-good,’ which is always reassuring for young viewers,” Rossignol says.

Gaumont’s children’s slate also includes Belle and Sebastian and Galactik Football.