Super RTL Launches Licensing Programme for TeamTO and Cake’s hit series ANGELO RULES
(Paris, London, Cologne, April 12, 2016): Leading kids entertainment specialist Cake and top French CGI studio TeamTO are pleased to announce an agreement with Super RTL’s Consumer Products department for the licensing rights to ANGELO RULES for German speaking territories, signalling a high-profile move into consumer products for their international hit.
ANGELO RULES, created by French CGI studio TeamTOand co-produced and distributed worldwide by Cake, has been broadcast since 2010 on Super RTL, the largest kids network in Germany and one of the most important in Europe. Since its launch ANGELO RULES has been a consistent ratings winner for the channel, garnering a 30% market share among 6-9 year olds. In addition to linear TV, Angelo Rules is very popular on Super RTL’s digital platform www.toggo.de, which reaches almost 200,000 children a month. The development of the ANGELO licensing programme coincides with the launch of its 3rd season and is part of Super RTL’s Consumer Products department ongoing expansion into an older-skewing demographic.
Hendrik Rinsche, Head of Licensing & Merchandising at Super RTL says: “ANGELO’s appearance and style is unique and complements our portfolio perfectly. We are looking forward to starting the marketing program and are very positive about our first product development in the publishing and promotion categories.”
TeamTO’s Director of Marketing Patricia de Wilde adds, “Launching Consumer Products in the biggest European market will be an excellent catalyst for other territories where the show has also performed very well, such as in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Angelo’s daring but positive personality makes him a very aspirational character for boys and girls that will translate well across different cultures, and different licensing categories.”
Cake’s CEO and Creative Director Tom van Waveren said, “We’re excited to offer Angelo’s many fans an opportunity to extend their Angelo Rules experience into other platforms and experiences, rewarding many years of loyal support. Having Super RTL taking Angelo Rules into the German consumer products market is our dream scenario for a next step with Angelo Rules and we look forward to further extending this successful partnership.”
ANGELO RULES follows 11-year-old Angelo, a sweet-talking genius who, along with his two best friends Sherwood, the king of logistics, and Lola, whose enthusiasm often eclipses Angelo’s, has a knack for getting out of trouble by using a combination of clever planning irreverent attitude, a rebellious nature, optimism, and, most of all, charisma to make things go his way.
ANGELO RULES has aired in over 100 territories on leading kids channels and platforms including Cartoon Network (EMEA, Latin America, Asia), France Television, Canal +, RAI, Televiso de Catalunya, and TG4, among others. The series has been widely recognized within the animation industry since receiving a Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series at the 2010 Cartoons on the Bay Festival. It has also been nominated for awards at the 2013 Emmy® Kids Awards; 2013 Trickfilm Festival; 2012 Anima Mundi; and 2011 BANFF World Media Festival.
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Founded in 2005 by Guillaume Hellouin, Corinne Kouper and Caroline Souris, TeamTO is France’s leading CGI studio renowned for outstanding quality and award-winning series. With offices in Paris and LA, and a state of the art studio in Bourg-Lès-Valence, TeamTO has a team of over 250 people responsible for approximately 300 half hours of animation.
TeamTO’s productions have been broadcast on top kids channels across the globe, from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel to Netflix, TF1 and Super RTL. These include their own original Emmy®-nominated IP Angelo Rules, Oscar’s Oasis, and the feature film Yellowbird, as well as: Activision Blizzard’s Skylanders, Disney’s Sofia the First; Ubisoft’s Rabbids Invasion; Nelvana’s Babar and the Adventure of Badou; eOne’s PJ Masks; 41 Entertainment’s Pacman; and Gaumont’s Calimero.
The studio’s ambitious upcoming slate of co-productions and original IPs includes:My Knight and Me, a medieval comedy that promises to lighten up the Dark Ages; Take it Easy Mike, a dialogue-free animated version of lol pet videos; and Jade Armor starring a normal teen girl who gains epic powers with an ancient family suit of Jade.
CAKE is one of the world’s leading kids’ and family entertainment specialists working with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market. CAKE handles traditional television rights as well as digital, online and ancillary commercial rights.
The company looks after a diverse and distinctive range of animated and live-action programming from leading international producers on programs such as preschool space series Ready Jet Go! (40 half hours), created by Craig Bartlett (Dinosaur Train, Hey Arnold!) and airing nationwide on PBS next year; all Angry Birds TV content based on the hugely successful gaming franchise; Emmy®-nominated Angelo Rules, now in its third season; and So Awkward, an award-winning live-action series airing successfully on CBBC in the U.K.
London-based CAKE was set up in 2002 and is headed up by Ed Galton and Tom van Waveren.
About SUPER RTL:
Thanks to high-quality programming which not only appeals to little folks but also meets the educational requirements of parents, SUPER RTL is by far the most popular TV channel among kids in Germany.
In the morning, SUPER RTL focuses on pre-schoolers and their parents. During the afternoon and early evening, SUPER RTL targets boys and girls aged 6-13 with a sweet spot of 8 year olds. Yet this Cologne-based station, first launched back in April 1995, attracts more than just younger audiences: it offers programmes for the whole family and young women, including classic animation films, cartoon specials, kids’ feature films, drama series and comedies for prime time viewing after 8.15 pm.
SUPER RTL has also successfully demonstrated its competence in providing children’s entertainment on the World Wide Web. In addition to www.TOGGO.de, a popular children’s Internet site, SUPER RTL has also launched two successful, subscription-based educational sites – the Toggolino Club and the TOGGO CleverClub. With the launch of TOGGO for older children and Toggolino for pre-schoolers, SUPER RTL has also established Germany’s most successful children’s entertainment brands.
With the launch of TOGGO for older children and TOGGOLINO for pre-schoolers, SUPER RTL has also established Germany’s most successful children’s entertainment brands.
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