Chickentown to leave henhouse

Mediatoon Distribution (Contraptus, The Garfield Show) has recently sold the Chickentown rights to a wide range of foreign buyers.

chickentownThe VOD rights to the series were sold to Netflix (USA) and Videotron (Canada), the tv- rights to MNCTV (Indonesia), Canal+ Poland, RTP (Portugal). Previously, Chickentown had already been bought by Canal + Family and Orange Cinéma Séries in France, to Norwegian public broadcaster NRK , to RTVE from Spain, to Disney Asia and, closer to home, to French-speaking Belgian public broadcaster RTBF.

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Published on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Animation talent invited to Anima

Five animated shorts from Flanders are running in the national competition of Anima (17-26 February), the annual animation celebration that takes place in Brussels. Five more films are screening in a Belgian panorama, while co-production The Monster of Nix by Rosto receives a special screening.

monster of nix bosto animaAnima is showcasing a wide variety of animation talent from Flanders this year. In the national competition, there's Bruno Wouters' Daddy, Don’t Forget Your Glasses, Roman Klochkov's Natasha, Boris Sverlow's VAF Wildcard-winning Shattered Past, Yves Bex's The Appointment and Tristan Morelle's The Secret Child.

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Published on Thursday 16 February 2012

1st-day at Mipcom

Flanders-based production outfit 1st-day is to present two refreshing animation series at this year’s Mipcom (3-6 October). Chickentown introduces zINO the rooster and his pen of absolutely lunatic chickens, while Charly Vet tells the story of a young girl who's passionate about wildlife. 1st-day can be found at the Flanders (i) booth (20.14).

1st-day's new series Charly Vet'One egg a day keeps the butcher away!’ is the tagline for Chickentown (39 x 8 min), the animated series co-produced by Leuven-based 1st-day. The brand-new series already appears to be an international success; last week Canal+ Poland purchased the show, joining such broadcasters as Canal+ France, RTBF, NDR, Disney Asia and Orange Cinema. Chickentown is directed and created by Niko Meulemans.

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Published on Friday 30 September 2011

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