Geronimo Stilton's Adventures Continue In Germany
Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop Seal A Deal with ARD Germany for The
Second Series of the Geronimo Stilton Animated Series
For Immediate Release:
(Milan, Italy) (Paris, France) (October 2, 2012) (Virtual Press Office) —Co-production and distribution partners Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop have secured a deal to bring Geronimo Stilton animated series to leading German broadcaster ARD. The agreement sees ARD picking-up the second season of the animated series along with its regional broadcast stations, to include KIKA. ARD will commence airing Season 2 in November 2012 on KIKA with the regional channels starting in July 2013.
"We are delighted by the overwhelming response we have had from viewers to "Geronimo Stilton," said Caterina Vacchi, Executive Producer and Senior Manager, Atlantyca Entertainment. "The show's success is not only based on the young viewers' love of the character but also on the enormous accomplishments by Germany's leading publisher, Rowohlt Publishing, whose extraordinary sales of hundreds of thousands of the Geronimo Stilton books, just launched in May, literally have made Geronimo Stilton a big hit in the country. ARD and its group of companies are Germany's leading broadcaster for children's Television, we are thrilled to bring these new and exciting Geronimo Stilton adventures to ARD's young viewers. It has been a pleasure working with Gabriele Holzner, Patricia Vasapollo and the entire team at HR Hessischer Rundfunk."
Lionel Marty, President Worldwide Distribution and Consumer Products at Moonscoop added: "Geronimo Stilton is performing extremely well in key markets globally, proving to be consistently popular with fans, as shown by this ARD deal for season two. This is a great platform for the brand in Germany."
Patricia Vasapollo, Chief Editor Children's Programme at Hessischer Rundfunk added: "Geronimo Stilton is known by kids all around the world for many years. ARD and KIKA are proud to present this wonderful TV series to the kids in Germany- contemporaneously to the German book release. I'm sure that our children will love Geronimo and his friends and they will follow their adventures with great excitement and empathy!"
Additional broadcasters for Geronimo Stilton Animated Series (52 x 23') include EBS in Korea and partnerships with JCG, Asiana, and KBSN; Pelican in Malaysia and Kiki Video in Myanmar; Channel One Russia Worldwide; LRT in Lithuania; Canal Panda in Portugal; okto TV in Singapore; MTV3 in Finland; TVB in Hong Kong.; Noga (Israel) for Pay TV, VOD and SVOD; Nickelodeon Benelux, Radio-Canada.
Inspired by the popular book series of the same name, the animated series "Geronimo Stilton" focuses on the life and adventures of the super famous mouse journalist. He is also the head of the Geronimo Stilton Media Group, a media group that controls a television channel, a newspaper (The Rodent Gazette, the most famous daily paper on Mouse Island) and even a blog.
The second series sees the friends travel the world and go on exciting adventures with Benjamin and Pandora leading the way through the most dangerous actions alongside Geronimo. The second season features new locations and Professor Von Volt's surprise, the latest invention: the Metamouse, a transformable vehicle that can go anywhere, anytime and helps the friends unearth the most fantastic scoops in Mouse City and around the world.
Co-produced by Atlantyca and Moonscoop, the series centers on the life and adventures of the famous Geronimo Stilton - head of a veritable media empire, erudite mouse, and klutz extraordinaire.
About Atlantyca Entertainment:
Atlantyca Entertainment is a trans-media entertainment company established in 2006 by leading Italian publishing entrepreneur and creator Pietro Marietti. Housing Production & Distribution, Licensing, Publishing and Foreign Rights divisions, Atlantyca Entertainment is the IP holder and manager for all of the Geronimo Stilton brands and all of its character spin-offs (Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton the Animated Series, Geronimo Stilton: Kingdom of Fantasy). With production partner Moonscoop, the two companies have produced two seasons of the animated series "Geronimo Stilton"; and Atlantyca is a co-production partner and distributor (Italy only) for Dive Olly Dive! the animated series.
Atlantyca's licensing division not only manages all of the Geronimo Stilton brands but is the appointed Italian Licensing agent for LLPM's Le Petit Princeboth classic and animated, Millimages' Mouk animated series, Moonscoop's Code Lyoko, and Dive Olly Dive! The company's foreign rights sales department manages the translation rights of the "Geronimo Stilton" book series and represents over 700 different titles from leading Italian publishers, including: Edizioni Piemme, Mondadori, and EL among others. In just five years the division has secured more than 3700 translation deals with over 130 leading publishers from around the world. Atlantyca's publishing division is responsible for having created and launched a series of loosely-based books for popular brands: Code Lyoko, Skyland, and The Black King.
In order to expand its publishing and intellectual property operations in 2011, Atlantyca established Atlantyca Dreamfarm and since has launched Leila Blue, Agatha Mystery, Artemius Creep, Sherlock Lupin and I.
In June 2011, Atlantyca established Atlantyca LAB, the digital division that develops videogames, apps and content for and from the web.
The company maintains offices in Milan, New York and Beijing.
Moonscoop is a leading worldwide kids 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 "Tara Duncan", "The Davincibles™, "Code Lyoko," "Fantastic Four," "Titeuf" (Tootuff) the Series and Feature Film, "Chloe's Closet." , "Pet Alien™", "Hero:108™", "Dive Olly Dive!" "Geronimo Stilton" and "Casper" which are licensed in markets around the world. Moonscoop's production slate currently includes "Code Lyoko Evolution, "Hero:108 Season 2","My Phone Genie", "Casper Season 2", and"Ava Riko Teo Season 2" .
Atlantyca Entertainment: Sabrina Propper, RPiPR, +1 (818) 515-5798 -- firstname.lastname@example.org