Superprod Group and Vivement Lundi ! have announced the development of Me and My Compost, a 52 x 11′ 2D-animated comedy designed to raise awareness about ecology for children five to eight years old. Adapted from The (almost) Zero Waste Kids book series by Jérémie Pichon and Bénédicte Moret and published by Éditions Thierry Souccar, the series will be broadcast by France Télévisions.
Superprod and Vivement Lundi ! joined forces to bring the project to life, presenting the concept at the Cartoon Forum where it attracted the interest of numerous partners worldwide.
Created by Aurélie Angebault (producer at Vivement Lundi !) and Camille Serceau (producer at Superprod), with the participation of Nathalie Dargent and Matthieu Chevalier, this new series follows the adventures of Compostman, a giant compost pile that makes an entrance in the lives of Charlie (6 1⁄2 years old) and Zach (11 years old) and their friends Bintou (11 years old) and Léon (6 years old).
By welcoming and caring for Compostman, the group of friends explore new initiatives, discover how children can take action to help the planet in their daily lives, and learn about the value of reconnecting with Nature. Through uplifting and relatable adventures, this series aims to teach young people simple and fun ways to get involved in protecting the environment.
“We are delighted to bring this show to life with a partner like France Télévisions. It’s a meaningful project and one that is close to our hearts,” said Angebault and Serceau. “Compostman lets us offer children an enjoyable comedy show to talk about ecology in a benevolent and playful spirit. This character, both funny and touching, will reconnect young and old alike with nature!”
The series will be complemented by a 52 x 3′ web series intended to entertain and educate the whole family. These episodes will mix live-action and 2D animation, featuring tutorials or children’s testimonials about their efforts to protect the planet, all with positive and encouraging messages. This format will allow us to offer the public a link between the adventures of our heroes and initiatives around the world as well as projects directly connected to the experiences of children.
Me and My Compost is developed with the support of France Télévisions, Rennes Métropole, Créative Europe, CNC, Procirep, Angoa and Cinécap 3 développement.