Superights has acquired the worldwide distribution rights, excluding China and Luxembourg, for the brand-new series Deep in the Bowl.
Based on Nicolas Poupon’s French comic book Le Fond du Bocal, the series centers on five groups of existential fish in various tanks with different points of view and opinions on the meaning of life.
The groups include the Wilsons, who are trying to stay afloat in the modern world; the Weirdos, young misfit students trying to find where they belong; Al, Kat and Raz, a trio of inmates trying to organize their prison break; Leely, a kung-fu fighting fish, and her sensei; and McFlo, Mobi Di and Jo Star, young wannabe rappers.
Deep in the Bowl is an original creation of Zeilt Productions and co-produced by Tencent Video and WATT frame. The show is expected to be completed in March 2023 and will be offered at upcoming events, beginning with Kidscreen Summit.
“We are delighted to welcome Deep in the Bowl into our catalog,” said Nathalie Pinguet, deputy general manager at Superights. “This is the starting point of a great collaboration with Zeilt Productions, whom I thank for their trust. Deep in the Bowl looks like nothing else with its hilarious stories centered around an engaging and charming variety of characters, whose motto is ‘life in a bowl can really drive you crazy.’ You’ll probably never look at an aquarium in the same way again!”
The series’ Academy Award-winning creator Laurent Witz, head of Zeilt Productions, added, “We feel that Superights is the perfect partner to represent this very special series and are looking forward to seeing Deep in the Bowl debut all over the world. We are confident that this sketch show like no other will resonate with global audiences, bringing to dynamic life the quirky elements of the comic book into a new form. The use of CGI rather than traditional animation allows us to offer a much more immersive and vivid experience to the audience. The series humorously depicts the strange habits of humans, decoded by fish from their aquariums.”