Technicolour’s new animated kids’ series Atomic Puppet has been pre-sold to the French terrestrial channel, France Télévisions.
Working alongside Mercury Filmworks and Gaumont Animation, the firm is currently in production of 52 episodes of the children’s show, scheduled to air on France 4 channel in 2016.
France Télévisions joins a list of previously revealed programming partners for the property, including Teletoon in Canada and Disney XD in France and other territories.
When Model City’s superhero is transformed into a powerless puppet by his sidekick, his powers are accidentally transferred to 12 year old Joey Felt. The show then follows the adventures of the pair as they form an awkward partnership to rescue the city.
“We have an unparalleled creative and production team working on Atomic Puppet, which is reflected in the quality of the production and entertainment value of the series,” said Steven Wendland, vice president, Technicolor.
“It is a testament to the combined efforts of Technicolor and our production partners, Mercury Filmworks and Gaumont Animation, that France Télévisions shares our enthusiasm for Atomic Puppet and are eager to debut this hilarious new series to their young audiences.”
Pierre Siracusa, head of animation, France Télévisions, added: “We are always on the lookout for truly unique, creative animated comedy series. We think we have found it in Atomic Puppet, a high octane, funny and refreshing series that we believe will resonate with the audience of France 4.”