Tara Duncan (52 x 13′), the animated fantasy-adventure series from new French/Spanish studio Princess SAM Pictures, is ready to begin its worldwide broadcast rollout soon, having secured fans in France and multiple international partners.
Aimed at kids 6-9 and based on the popular young adult book series by Princess SAM Pictures CEO Sophie Andouin-Mamikonian, Tara Duncan follows an ordinary Earth girl who travels to a magical planet called OtherWorld to learn how to manage her uncontrollable powers and protect her family. Together with her new friends, Tara solves mysteries and faces evil forces on her quest.
The production will be fully completed in October 2022; however, the first episodes of this magical adventure-comedy have already been broadcasted in select territories, including France. Disney Channel France has supported the proect from the beginning, and launched the series this spring to a warm reception as Tara Duncant reached a No. 1 ranking (kids 4-10 / April). Disney Channel Japan and Benelux will follow the French debut with upcoming broadcasts in their respective territories.
The first ratings of Gulli France were also very promising, Princess SAM notes, and indicate a very good public response, leading the channel to add the title to its weekly schedule.
Tara Duncan has sold in more than 80 countries, with top broadcasters on board such as RTS (Switzerland), DeAKids(Italy), Télé-Québec (Canada), RTÉ (Ireland), NRK (Norway), Nelonen (Finland), RTBF (Belgium), TVNZ (New Zealand), SIC K (Portugal), Gulli Africa, and more to be announced.
“As the series is an entertainment program based on a literary work with strong values, we can approach a wide profile of broadcasters. At this stage, we have a good balance between the number of commercial and public channels,” said Frederic Gentet, Senior Content Sales Manager.
Lead by the books’ creator and IP holder Audouin-Mamikonian, Princess SAM Pictures owns the rights to the Tara Duncan license. You can hear more about the series project from the author in the video interview available here.