Moonscoop Announces New Licensing Partners For Hero:108 in France
PARIS. 3 February 2011. Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a raft of new licensees in France for Hero:108, as production continues on a 52×11’ second season of the comedy/action adventure series.
New licensees include a pan-European deal for costumes with Cesar, and for France apparel with Blues Fillobranca, Maroquinerie Luc d’Arvillers for Back to school bags, Skates, Inline Rollers for D’Arpege and Costumed characters with Evasion Communication.
Brigitte Legendre-Benloulou, Director Consumer Products at Moonscoop said: “Following a strong launch last year across both TV and gaming, consumer products activity on Hero:108 is gaining even more momentum in 2011 and will be boosted by the launch of the second season. We already have some strong partners in place and welcome our new licensees in France and across Europe as we aim to further expand the presence of the brand this year.”
Licensees already on board include Playmates for worldwide master toy (distributed by Giochi Preziosi in France, Spain and Italy), Atlantyca Entertainment for worldwide publishing and Mad Engine for T-Shirts in the USA and Canada amongst others.
Moonscoop, Turner Broadcasting, Gamania and Telegael are currently in production on the second season of Hero:108 following the successful launch of the first season of 52×11’ episodes on Turner Broadcasting channels in the US, the UK and further international territories including Latin America, Germany, Italy, CEE, Iberia, Middle East, Asia and Africa earlier this year.
Other international broadcasters to air the series include Boing channels in Italy and Spain, and the Boing block on Gulli in France, Kabel 1 in Germany, CITV in the UK, the Middle East’s MBC3, Mexico’s Televisa and PT Crown Entertainment for Indonesia.
Hero:108 is supported by a groundbreaking promotional platform. Hero:108 Online, a Massively Multi-Player Online Game (MMOG) developed by RedGate Games — a subsidiary of Gamania Digital Entertainment, one of the largest publishers of online multi-player games in Asia.
Both groundbreaking and visually stunning, Hero:108 follows the outrageous adventures of a group of brave young defenders determined to end a conflict between animals and humans in The Hidden Kingdom. The group known as “First Squad” includes Lin Chung, Mighty Ray, Mystique Sonia, Mr. NoHands and Jumpy Ghostface. The series features striking Asian-influenced character designs created by show creator Phoenix Tarng, who is also part of Gamania’s in-house creative development team.
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Moonscoop is a leading worldwide production, distribution, brand management and entertainment company, focused on producing original projects and building brands with international appeal and longevity.
Its rights library combines many of the most successful programs and best-loved animated creations in the global television market and includes over 3,000 half-hours of programming airing in more than 160 territories worldwide. Key brands include “Code Lyoko,” “Fantastic Four,” “Titeuf” (Tootuff), “Pet Alien,” “Dive Olly Dive!” and “Casper” which are licensed in markets around the world. Moonscoop’s production slate currently includes new series “Geronimo Stilton”, “Hero:108”, “Twisted Whiskers” and “Chloe’s Closet.”
Moonscoop was established with the merger of France Animation and Antefilms Production and the subsequent stake of a majority share in US-based Mike Young Productions and Taffy Entertainment, which all now fall under the Moonscoop label. Moonscoop employs over 350 people worldwide.
About Turner Broadcasting
Turner Broadcasting delivers some of the world’s most successful and well-known news and entertainment brands – CNN, Cartoon Network, CN Too, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and Adult Swim. The company now broadcasts 21 entertainment channels in 17 languages across approximately 100 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With a rich history of innovation, Turner Broadcasting is continuing to push the boundaries of media being at the forefront of development with its brands via the web, VOD, DVD, gaming, mobile, merchandising, publishing and emerging platforms.
About Gamania Digital Entertainment (US) Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Gamania Digital Entertainment (US) Co., Ltd. is the North American subsidiary of Gamania (OTC: 6180), a leading pan-Asian online game developer, publisher and operator, providing high quality online game service to its customers. After building its name as a leading licenser of popular online games in Asia, from renowned titles such as Lineage I and MapleStory, Gamania’s next focus is on bringing high quality products from in-house development studios to market in North America. Gamania’s ultimate goal is to build a global digital entertainment experience, easily accessible to people all over the world.