SND, the movie division of French commercial channel M6, has acquired international sales to the second season of the popular animated series “Martine” in the run up to MIPJunior.
“Martine” is a 60-year old franchise encompassing over 60 books which have sold over 110 million copies across 52 countries. The series is produced by Les Armateurs, the leading arthouse company behind toon hits such as “Kirikou” and “Ernest and Celestine.”
“The first season (of ‘Martine’) was true to the license spirit and had a universal, timeless feeling that audience responded to,” said surely bring this French touch that resonates to the audience worldwide,” said Alexis Cassanet, head of sales at SND. “International Broadcasters should expect 52 new episodes with the very same ingredients that made the first season so likeable and popular.”
SND’s MIPJunior slate includes “Zoom,” “The White Dolphin,” “Nicolas Lambert’s Triplets” and “Petz Club.”
“With the full seasons completed (for each show), international buyers and broadcasters will see that these colorful characters, the episodes’ storylines and animation designs live up to their expectations,” said Charlotte Boucon, topper of international sales and distribution at SND.
The exec added that the series have been ratings hits in France according to recent data.
“Martine” follows the colorful adventures of Martine and her friends. The first season of the show currently airs in Portugal (Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais), Turkey (Minika/ATV), Canada (Tele-Quebec), Finland (YLE), Taiwan, Honk Kong, Philippines (Good TV), Middle East (Al Jazeera Children), Russia (Karousel), Italy (Rai Yoyo), Hungary (AMC Central Europe).