Production has begun on the third season of Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop’s popular 2D-animated series Geronimo Stilton. The 78 x 23 series, which is produced with the participation of Rai Fiction, France TV and M6, will be available by fall of 2014. Atlantyca’s head of animation department and exec producer Caterina Vacchi and Moonscoop’s CEO Christophe di Sabatino made the announcement this week.
Based on the successful children’s book series, Geronimo Stilton first launched in September 2009 on Rai 2. The series has performed well internationally and is currently broadcast in over 100 territories, globally, including season two being launched on ARD’s (Germany) KIKA Channel in November. The series will be broadcast on the regional channels in July of this year.
“Geronimo Stilton has demonstrated, consistently, to be incredibly popular with young audiences in many key territories around the world,” noted Vacchi. “The Geronimo Stilton brand–whether through the animated series, books, games, or live stage shows —is an established success. We know that this is the right time to start working on the next chapter of Geronimo’s animated adventures and are so excited to start working on bringing his newest stories to the screen.”
The action-packed animated series focuses on the life and adventures of the super famous mouse journalist, and head of the Geronimo Stilton Media Group. The third season will encompass even more friends, old and new, who get involved in new sensational journeys set in a background of distinctive locations.
In addition to the animated series and extensive European licensing partnerships, the brand has been developed for a diversity of entertainment channels including live stage productions (for Benelux, Iberia, and Canada) and in 2011 Sony Computer Entertainment launched the successful videogame Geronimo Stilton: In the Kingdom of Fantasy exclusively for the PSP and will introduce the sequel: Geronimo Stilton: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy – The Videogame this year.