Toon2Tango Inks Co-Pro Deal for Niko—The Little Reindeer


Toon2Tango has signed a co-production agreement with French company Something Big to further the development and production of the upcoming Niko—The Little Reindeer series adaptation.

The 52×11-minute program will follow in the footsteps of the franchise’s feature films, with Niko learning his trade at an academy in the hopes of one day becoming one of Santa’s official reindeers. Toon2Tango plans to begin production in 2025.

Two Niko—The Little Reindeer feature films have already been released, with a third, Niko—Beyond the Northern Lights, slated to premiere in theaters in November/December 2024. The films are produced by Animaker, Anima Vitae, Cinemaker, Ulysses Films, Moetion Films and A.Film Production.

Toon2Tango acquired the rights to adapt the franchise into a series in 2023. It has developed the concept for series, and the Bible has been written by Jim Nolan (The Tiny Chef Show, Hot Wheels).

“We are very happy to welcome Something Big to the team,” said Ulli Stoef, CEO and producer at Toon2Tango. “For some while, we have been working closely with the original creators of Niko to bring these beloved characters to the small screen, and we would like to thank them for their trust and support. Our partners at Leonine Studio have already distributed the home entertainment rights to the first two films successfully and will also bring the new movie Niko—Beyond the Northern Lights to German-speaking cinemas–a perfect example of how we can further build the brand. We are sure that Niko the TV series will become a huge international success.”

Frédéric Puech, producer at Something Big, added, “Niko’s films have won over French audiences with captivating stories told by sincere, engaging heroes. We are very sensitive to the values of loyalty and courage developed in this beautiful property. It’s a great pleasure to continue Niko’s adventures on television alongside Ulli Stoef and Jo Daris and to enable these funny and charming characters to delight children all over the world.”