MIPCOM 08: CBBC buys TV-L's Leon

CGI animated comedy series picked up by leading British children's channel.
Publish date:

TV-Loonland has revealed that CBBC has acquired its new CGI animation Leon at Mipcom. The channel has committed to a pre-buy deal for exclusive TV and 'catch up' rights in the UK.

Leon is a co-production between TV-Loonland, Studio Hari and France 3, with TV-L holding all rights worldwide.

It follows the adventures of life's unluckiest lion - Leon - and has been inspired by some of the all-time animation classics, mixing slapstick, squash and stretch genius.

"We are so delighted to be working with TV-Loonland and Studio Hari again after our fantastic experience with The Owl," said Jesse Cleverly, head of acquisitions and original animation at CBBC. "Leon is already shaping up to be a floppy fringed favourite with our audience who will love the combination of a great character and brilliantly judged physical comedy."

Justine Bannister, head of distribution at TV-L, added: "Leon is pure animated genius. We have really enjoyed working with CBBC on The Owl and delighted that they have committed to Leon at such an early stage of development."


Featured Jobs

Rainbow logo landscape_home of classic Final

Product Manager

Rainbow Designs Ltd I Olympia, London I Salary: Competitive I Date Published Wednesday 16th January 2019