Already a hit in the publishing world, the eagerly awaited animated series of Geronimo Stilton will make its debut at this year's MIPTV in Cannes.
Co-production and distribution partners Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop will give international broadcasters a look at the first episodes of the series, which is currently in the final phase of production.
The series has been pre-sold to Radio-Canada and is scheduled to premiere in Italy on Rai in the autumn, with a roll out across Europe in 2010 beginning with France's M6.
A European toy licensing deal is also already in place with Giochi Preziosi.
"We have taken great care in bringing what is so loved about the Geronimo Stilton character to the screen," said Caterina Vacchi, Atlantyca's senior manager and executive producer of the series. "I think we have succeeded in visually capturing the amusing chronicles of Geronimo Stilton's fun-filled adventures."
Lionel Marty, president of worldwide distribution for Moonscoop, added: "From the moment we announced the start of production on Geronimo Stilton, there has been a level of interest from broadcasters which is higher than anything I've seen in a long time. We're looking forward to giving everyone at Mip a sneak peek at this incredibly fun new series."