Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo is set to adapt the successful children’s book series Gaston’s Emotions for television.
Written by author and illustrator Aurélie Chien Chow Chine and published by Hachette Enfants, an imprint of Hachette Livre France, the books featuring a unicorn with a rainbow-coloured mane – which changes colour when he experiences strong emotions – have sold over 900,000 copies in France alone over the past three years and have been translated into 24 other languages.
The preschool comedy series, which teaches children to identify their feelings and manage them effectively, is currently being developed by Aurélie Chien Chow Chine, Chloé Sastre and Romain Gadiou.
Dandelooo will hold worldwide distribution rights to the animation series.
“At Dandelooo we fell in love with Gaston, who’s not just unique but cute too, thanks to his humour, spontaneous charm and true kindness,” says Emmanuèle Pétry Sirvin, Co-Founder of Dandelooo. “With all his great qualities, it’s probably why so many children love him as their best friend. We are proud to be chosen by its creator as the production company to develop the concept make this series happen and bring Gaston to life.”