French distributor Mediatoon Distribution has announced a spate of new international broadcasting sales for its 2D animated series Little Spirou (78 x 7). Additionally the Spirou brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with special events and project launches.
Following the show’s presentation at MIPCOM last fall, Little Spirou has been picked up by Noga (Israel), TG4 (Ireland), TV Catalunya and TV Galicia (Spain) and TeleQuebec (French-speaking Canada). Additionally, DVD publication company Kaibou has acquired the rights for the debut season for Canada in order to plump out their kids’ content catalogue. Previously announced sales include M6, Teletoon (France), FTBF (Belfium), RTS (Switzerland) and Nickelodeon Asia.
In honor of the mischievous little Spirou’s 75th anniversary, Mediatoon is organizing a series of events in France, Belgium and Switzerland. These will include the Spirou Tour through 10 cities, exhibitions and the launch of new comic books. In addition to Little Spirou, the brand boasts two other animated series: Spirou (52 x 26) and Spirou & Fantasio (39 x 26), sold in over 120 countries.