Paris-based kids’ entertainment distributor PGS Entertainment has secured a slew of broadcast presales for a new upper preschool series adapted from the books by Antoon Krings, Apollo’s Tall Tales, from ON kids & family (The Little Prince, Playmobil The Movie). The show is commissioned by France Televisions, ZDF and Canal+; new presale partners include Discover Kids (Latin America), Télé-Québec (Canada), Deakids (Italy), DR (Denmark), MTV3 (Finland), Ouftivi (Belgium), SF International (Nordics), MTVA (Hungary), RTS (Switzerland), RTV (Slovenia) and LRT (Lithuania).
The CGI-animated series (52 x 11’) is based on Krings’ beloved books, which have sold over 20 million copies in the past 10 years and feature over 200 characters — crickets, beetles, ladybugs, bees and other friendly insects. The new series follows the release of the theatrical feature Tall Tales, which was released in over 80 territories. Apollo’s Tall Tales likewise follows the daily lives and adventures of all the tiny creatures in the Hive, and includes an original song in each episode.
“With Tall Tales, Krings brings his unique garden to life through a magical story and loveable characters. We are very excited to be continuing this journey with him, now bringing his enchanting work to the small screen,” said Guillaume Soutter, co-founder of PGS.
“Tall Tales brings back many of the memorable, classic stories we have all grown up with and shared with our children,” added ON kids & family President and producer Aton Soumache. “The high-standard CGI animation quality of the series is unparalleled. The absolutely beautiful storytelling, mixed with an original song in each episode, really sets the bar high for a premium preschool series. We look forward to sharing the fun stories of Apollo’s Tall Tales with audiences around the world.”