Paris-based studio Zagtoon has announced a co-pro deal with France’s children’s channel Gulli and Cabler AB for the new 102-1 series Rosie. Created by Raymond author Romain Gadiou, the toon centers on a mischievous young girl and her imaginary friend Blackie the sheep. The animation will be handled by Jean-Michel Spiner’s animation studio 2Minutes.
The announcement was made today by Zagtoon founders Jacqueline Tordjman and Jeremy Zag. ‘Jeremy and I are particularly proud of this series as it has not only been 100% financed in France but will be produced here too,’ noted Tordjman.
Gulli’s Programme Director Karine Leyzin added, ‘Rosie is an irresistible little heroine. The series is cute, original and amusing and fits in perfectly with our scheduling requirements here at Gulli.’
The relatively newly established Zagtoon specializes in producing character driven, edutainment series for children for the international market and is a subsidiary of media holding company Univergroup.