Independent European production and distribution company Carrere Group has picked up international distribution rights to Cotoons, a new 26-episode, 3D-animated preschool series produced by Zone 3 in Canada and Film en Stock in France. Carrere will handle all worldwide television sales, excluding the co-production territories’Canada and France.
The Cotoons are happy-go-lucky, amazingly curious creatures who always seem to find a solution to any predicament by working things out together. Each episode presents a dilemma to resolve, prompting the Cotoons to leap into our world via a magic portal and answer such questions as: Where do eggs come from? Do animals have a home? What is rhythm? How do flowers grow? And what do I do when I have no friends to play with?
Licensing agency VIP, a subsidiary of Carrere Group, is in charge of merchandising and licensing for the property, which already has worldwide brand recognition in the toy industry. Toy maker Smoby (n?2 in Europe) is coming out with a new line of products designed to stimulate the imagination during play.