PARIS — PGS Ent. has closed multiple sales on “The Little Prince,” the $25 million toon series based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s novella.
PGS inked deals with Discovery Kids for Latin America, TVO in Canada, CTC in Russia, Minimax for Eastern Europe, E Vision for the United Arab Emirates, Rustavi for Georgia, RUV in Iceland, Noga in Israel, RTK in Kosovo, Macedonian Radio and TV, Medi 1 TV in Morocco, RTP and K-Sic in Portugal, Ceska TV in Czech Republic, Ultra TV for Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia, and RSI in Switzerland.
The adventure toon skein — available in both CGI 3D and S3D — turns on a boy who travels from planet to planet, braving danger and discovering enchanted worlds.
” ‘The Little Prince’ is now airing in more than 150 territories across the globe, proving that this is not only an award-winning gem of a series with a theatrical quality, but also a commercial success worldwide,” said Guillaume Soutter, who co-founded PGS with Philippe Soutter in 2008 and runs the shingle’s international sales division.
It nabbed three Pulcinella nods and was named by TV France Intl. as 2011’s best export product among animated series.
Aton Soumache’s shingle Method Animation produced the skein in partnership with Sony Pictures Home Ent., Gaul’s La Fabrique d’Images, India’s DQ Ent., ARD in Germany, France Televisions, RAI in Italy and RTS in Switzerland.
A second season is in development.
Soumache and his partner Dimitri Rassam are also developing an S3D animated feature based on “The Little Prince,” which will be helmed by “Kung Fu Panda’s” director Mark Osborne.