Fox Kids Europe (FKE) has signed an exclusive first look deal with Marathon, the French animation studio behind such hit series as Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery, for its future children’s animated projects. Under the terms of the agreement, FKE and Marathon will co-develop and co-produce a minimum of three 52-episode series.
FKE will own the pay-TV rights to the co-productions for Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. It will also hold an option for pan-European consumer products rights and will share in the revenues generated by each series. FKE already manages the pay-TV and consumer products rights for Totally Spies!, which has been a ratings and licensing success across its pan-European network of channels and consumer products business.