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Xilam Signs New Deals for Athleticus, Mr Magoo


Xilam Animation has secured a duo of deals with Nickelodeon, for its short-form series CGI series Athleticus and animated comedy Mr Magoo.

Nickelodeon picked up the exclusive pay-TV rights for two seasons of Athleticus covering the Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. The broadcaster also acquired all TV rights for Athleticus in Benelux, Italy, Vietnam, Philippines and Argentina.

Additionally, Nickelodeon licensed the exclusive pay-TV rights for the 78×7-minute comedy series Mr Magoo in the U.K., where the series launches on Nicktoons this week.

“We’re very excited to be building upon our successful partnership with Nickelodeon and to see the broadcaster become home to two further shows from our slate,” said Morgann Favennec, executive VP of distribution at Xilam Animation. “With its charming characters and humorous stories, we know families all over the globe are going to love watching Athleticus and following the fantastic response to Mr Magoo in the U.K., we’re very much looking forward to bringing the series’ hilarious hijinks to new audiences.”

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