Powerhouse prodco Rainbow has struck a deal with France Télévisions which will bring its brand-new animated preschool series 44 Cats to viewers across France. The agreement bolster their already very strong broadcasting partnership, and will see the show launch on French screens in September 2019.
“We are very happy to partner again with Rainbow on this joyful and positive preschool series”, says Claire Heinrich, Head of Youth Programs Acquisitions at France Télévisions. “We were attracted by the stunning quality of animation and the simple, feel-good stories associated with physical comedy that embrace care for others, kindness, and inclusiveness — all positive attitudes that we like to encourage — in a funny and musical way! Those cats are simply irresistible!”
“We are delighted to announce this deal with France TV – who have been a long-standing partner,” says Andrea Graciotti, Head of TV Sales at Rainbow Group. “We are very excited to be working on this new collaboration together, which will see 44 Cats become the biggest preschool hit in years across France!”
44 Cats (52 x 13’), developed in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, is a sumptuous CGI comedy that follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou and Meatball – four adorable musician kittens who are part of a music band named The Buffycats. The four protagonists live in the “Clubhouse,” (the garage of kind Granny Pina’s house) and love helping others with their ever creative solutions to everyday hitches. Their adventures explore the themes of friendship and altruism, tolerance, diversity and acceptance.