French distributor PGS Entertainment plans to offer 40 hours of 3-D animated series, co-produced by Method Animation to the MIPCOM market in Cannes next month. These well-produced, CG-animated shows include Method Animation’s The Little Prince and Chaplin & Co.
Producer Method Animation and Brand Manager PGS Entertainment will offer exclusive 3D screenings for content buyers for 3D platforms worldwide and specialized 3D press.
“Acquiring a 3D line-up is essential for broadcasters that want to offer high standard content fitted to tomorrow’s needs,” says PGS Entertainment president and founder Philippe Soutter. “Overlooking the potential of a 3D line-up is a risk for content acquisition strategy as the 3D revolution is happening now and viewers expect to see premium content in 3D. Both shows have already been pre-sold in over 150 territories and we are very much looking forward to presenting to the audience in amazing 3D setting.”
Chaplin & Co. is the newest addition to the PGS catalog. The 104 x 6-minute short and 26 x half-hour series has an estimated $12.1 million budget and features Charlie Chaplin’s famous tramp characters. PGS has already sold the 3-D show to RAI (Italy), Tele-Quebec (Canada), DR (Denmark), RTP (Portugal) and Rustavi (Georgia). The show is produced by Nathanel Karmitz (MK2 TV) and Aton Soumache (Method Animation). India’s DQ Entertainment and Luxembourg’s Fabrique d’Image are co-producing the series with France Televisions. Chaplin & Co. will premiere on France 3 in the fourth quarter.
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