Paris-based producer & distributor GO-N Productions keeps on expanding its successful series Simon, as its commercial entity GO-N International has wrapped up a new raft of broadcast deals for the preschool show in many new countries, as well as presales for Season 2, which will be completed in May 2019.
Simon (52 x 5’ HD), produced by GO-N and France Televisions, has been snagged by several European pubcasters: DR TV (Denmark), RSI (Switzerland), HRT (Croatia) and RTV (Slovenia), to air in 2019.
This follows the raft of previously announced sales to Netflix, NHK (Japan), Disney Junior Latin America and Disney Southeast Asia, Clan-RTVE (Spain), Channel 5 Milkshake! (U.K.), NRK (Norway), RUV (Iceland), RTS (Switzerland), HOP! (Israel), ERR (Estonia), Jetsen Huashi Wangju Kids (China), TV5 Worldwide, et al.
Strong ratings have helped secure Season 2 presales to Cartoonito (Turner) in Italy, Dkids (MENA), NPO (The Netherlands), HOP! (Israel), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), Télé Québec (Canada) and more to come, as France Televisions is already commissioning Season 3 to be delivered in May 2020.
“Simon has been very popular with young audiences and plebiscited by their parents since its first launch, we are so glad it enjoys increasing success worldwide,” said Eric Garnet, Producer & Co-Founder of GO-N Productions. “Broadcasters all around the World have identified the potential of this energetic little rabbit, who is becoming a global preschool property.”
Based on the best-selling series of books by Stephanie Blake published over 20 countries, the TV series follows Simon, an adorable little rabbit who exudes all the vitality of childhood. He’s at an age when little rabbits (and indeed, little children!) are starting to come into their own — challenging relationships with parents, embarking upon school life, learning about the world in general. Kids can use Simon as an example when standing their ground, they can learn from him, his mishaps and the way he has to get down off his high horse, but always with humor and good grace.