Cartoon Network has acquired global rights to CG medieval comedy series “My Knight and Me,” sold by Cake Entertainment and produced by France’s TeamTo in c0-production with Belgium’s Thuristar and collaboration with France’s Canal Plus Family, Teletoon, Germany’s Super RTL, and Belgium’s VRT-Ketnet and RTBF-Ouftivi.
“My Knight and Me” premieres on Cartoon Network in the U.S. on Jan. 2 and, having bowed on Boomerang in the U.K., RTBF-Ouftivi, Super RTL and Teletoon, will roll out on Turner-owned Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Pogo in Europe and the rest of the world throughout 2017. One episode, “The Cat and the Swan,” can be sneak-peaked on the Cartoon Network app this month.
The Cartoon Network sale represents a coup for TeamTo, one of the stars of France’s energetic animation scene and a go-to studio in Europe for work-for-hire animation. Multiple French animated shows sell to the U.S. every yews year. TeamTo’s production “Angelo Rules” has been screened by Cartoon Network. But a sale which includes broadcast on Cartoon Network itself in the U.S., rather than s smaller channel or VOD platform, still remains relatively rare.
“My Knight and Me” displays several TeamTo hallmarks. One is its sense of humor,” said “My Knight and Me” producer Corinne Kouper, at TeamTo.
“We like to make shows which are very different, But ‘My Knight and Me’ is very funny and one of our aims is to often make shows that are very funny,”Kouper added, saying that she liked very much the “busy” style of the animation.
Targeting 6-10s, the series turns on the madcap epic adventures of Henri of Orange, the dashing but dullard chivalrous knight, his loyal and perspicacious son, Jimmy the Squire, and Cat the Princess, whose is his best friend at Epic High.
“My Knight and Me” was created and directed by “Plankton Invasion’s” Joeri Christiaen, spinning off his short, “850 Meters,” which he made for Thuristar.
Scored by Belgian composer Frederik Segers, “My Knight and Me” split animation work between TeamTo, which handled CGI, and Thuristar, which delivered short fantasy sequences in 2D. Season’s final episode is mainly in 2D and packs a twist, said Kouper.
Series was produced simultaneously in English, French, Flemish and also German by partner Super RTL, which pre-bought the show at its first presentation at Cartoon Forum.