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TV Kids In-Demand: Preschool—Part 1


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Five fantastic preschool shows are featured in our latest TV Kids In-Demand report: ZDF Studios’ Grisù, Pettson and Findus and School of Roars; Studio 100 Media’s SeaBelievers and Superights’ Go! Go! Cory Carson.

Grisù

Commissioners: Rai Kids, ZDF
Producers: Mondo TV France, Mondo TV SpA, Toon2Tango
Distributor: ZDF Studios with worldwide rights.
Description: (3-6 adventure/friendship, 52×12 min.) Grisù is a little dragon who dreams of becoming a firefighter. Even if there’s no job available at the fire station, he is always ready to help—firefighters never give up!
Pitch Perfect: “Grisù is back with brand-new stories. This remake of the classic story of a little fire dragon who wants to become a firefighter will enchant a new generation of preschoolers.” —Arne Lohmann, VP Junior
Sales Contacts: Katharina Pietzsch, Director Junior; Jan-Frederik Maul, Director Junior; Marei Bruckmann, Director Junior; Oliver Grundel, Director Junior.

SeaBelievers

Producers: Brien Arone, Baboon Animation, Telegael, Cosmos-Maya
Distributor: Studio 100 Media with all rights.
Description: (4-7 eco-tainment, 52×11 min.) Each episode leads kids on an eco-adventure. Whether in the sea or on shore, the positive SeaBelievers characters, with their seashell nose and sea-colored eyes, problem-solve and take action around key environmental issues.
Pitch Perfect: “SeaBelievers is targeted at preschoolers and is an outstanding TV series—the first ever to represent a whole new genre of eco-tainment. This genre, created by Brien Arone, founder and SeaEO of SeaBelievers, combines the benefit of edutainment for children being informative and realistic about real-life issues affecting our ocean and encouraging kids to make a difference—because they can! And all of this in a fun and entertaining way as the show emanates as a stunning and engaging musical eco-adventure with original tunes to sing and dance along to.” —Dorian Bühr, Head, Global Distribution
Sales Contact: Dorian Bühr.

Pettson and Findus

Commissioners: ZDF/KiKA
Producers: TV-Loonland, Edel Kids, B.Water Animation Studios
Distributor: ZDF Studios with worldwide rights.
Description: (3-6 adventure/friendship/sustainability, 52×13 min.) The series is based on the well-known children’s book series by Sven Nordqvist. Pettson is an old man who lives on a farm way up North and cares for his lively and imaginative cat, Findus.
Pitch Perfect: “Pettson and Findus tells captivating stories of the inventive farmer Pettson and his loyal but impudent cat, Findus. We bring a brand-new season of the hugely popular series, with more creative, heartwarming and enjoyable stories, together with a modern look.” —Arne Lohmann, VP Junior
Sales Contacts: Katharina Pietzsch, Director Junior; Jan-Frederik Maul, Director Junior; Marei Bruckmann, Director Junior; Oliver Grundel, Director Junior.

School of Roars

Commissioner: CBeebies
Producers: Dot to Dot Productions, Monster Paw Productions
Distributor: ZDF Studios with worldwide rights.
Description: (3-6 friendship/comedy/adventure, 104×7 min.) Going to school for the first time is one of the biggest things a child will do in their lives. It’s exciting but a massive change! School of Roars helps children prepare for school life by exploring a child’s first year through the relationships and experiences of our mini monsters.
Pitch Perfect: “School of Roars continues with even more adventures for our class of lovable monster friends. Our series is full of monster laughs and teaches the core values of life.” —Arne Lohmann, VP Junior
Sales Contacts: Katharina Pietzsch, Director Junior; Jan-Frederik Maul, Director Junior; Marei Bruckmann, Director Junior; Oliver Grundel, Director Junior.

Go! Go! Cory Carson

Commissioner: Netflix
Producers: VTech, Kuku Studios
Distributor: Superights represents worldwide TV rights, excluding mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.
Description: (Upper preschool adventure comedy, 62×7 min., 1×10 min., 16×3.5 min., 3×22 min., 1×42 min.) Based on VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels toyline, Go! Go! Cory Carson (83 episodes) is a CGI-animated series that follows the adventures of Cory Carson, an adorable orange car who learns to make his way through childhood with the help of his family and friends.
Pitch Perfect: Go! Go! Cory Carson combines engaging storylines, strong characters, a subtle sense of humor, beautiful graphics quality and various landscapes. Cory Carson, an adorable orange car, learns to make his way through childhood with the help of his sister Chrissy, friends and family in Bumperton Hills. This multiple Emmy-winning series is aimed at 3- to 7-year-olds with a family audience. All in all, it is an adorable series that transmits core values and is an absolute delight!
Slot Winner: Go! Go! Cory Carson was created by former Pixar executives Alex Woo and Stanley Moore. The series won three Emmys in 2021.
Sales Contacts: Nathalie Pinguet, Deputy Managing Director, Sales & Acquisitions; Jérômine Ader de la Villardière, Sales Manager; Juliette Béchu, Sales Manager & Acquisitions; Pedro Citaristi, VP, Southern Europe Operations.






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