Scream Street Finds Slot on Rai in Italy


Atlantyca Entertainment has secured a broadcast deal with Italian pubcaster Rai for the comedy-horror series Scream Street.

The 52×11-minute series will premiere this fall on the kids’ and teen channel Rai Gulp. The stop-motion animated show is loosely based on a series of comedy-horror books by British writer Tommy Donbavand.

Scream Street is produced by Coolabi Group. ZDF Enterprises holds worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.K., Eire, Australia and New Zealand. Atlantyca acquired diverse distribution rights for Italy from ZDF Enterprises and was also appointed by Coolabi Group as the licensing agent for Italian-speaking territories.

“This series is filled with fast and furious stories, packed with lots of fun, horror and humor delivered with warmth and heart—even if some of those hearts have stopped beating,” said Caterina Vacchi, head of the animation department, executive producer and distribution director at Atlantyca. “We are excited to be able to partner with Rai once again; they’re the ideal broadcaster to bring this wonderfully innovative and creative animated series to Italy’s young audiences who are certain to become quick fans.”

Luca Milano, the director of Rai Ragazzi, commented, “Scream Street is a series that innovates with imagination and fun the comedy-horror genre for kids. We are eager to launch it on our channel Rai Gulp from Monday, October 30. The series has a powerful concept and a wonderful CGI animation: it will be liked by boys and girls. Rai’s young audiences are certain to become quick fans.

“I am confident that, in collaboration with Atlantyca, that has taken care of the excellent Italian version and will now work on licensing, we will be able to make Scream Street a popular property in Italy, as it is already in other countries.”

“We are very excited that Scream Street has found its Italian broadcasting home at Rai and will soon wow and thrill kids all over the country,” added Peter Lang, the VP of ZDFE.Junior at ZDF Enterprises. “As the international distribution partner, we have been enthusiastic about this series right from the start and the great feedback from all over the world proves us right: this show really is a stand-out program—don’t miss it!”