One year after its founding and its association with L’Équipe Spectra, Spectra Animation has begun production on its first effort, a co-production with Dupuis Audiovisuel titled Kid Paddle. The 52×11 television series, inspired by a comic strip popular among kids 8-12 in Europe and Québec, will be broadcast on TELETOON in Canada and on M6 and Canal J in France.
Spectra president André A. Bélanger had a pre-existing relationship with the Dupuis Audiovisuel team, having worked with them on the series Papyrus when he was president of Cactus Animation.
This co-production between Québec and France enables both Spectra Animation and Dupuis Audiovisuel to seek a portion of the financing in their respective territories and to maintain a connection with a European partner.
Bélanger and television sector vp Luc Châtelain will serve as executive producers of the new series. A merchandising campaign will get under way to coincide with the show’s launch.