Quick-growing French manufacturing group Federation Studios has acquired French animation firm GO-N Productions, Federation unveiled on Monday.
The animation studio, arrange by Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet in 2004, is understood for such youngsters sequence as Simon Tremendous Rabbit, Lou!, Zip Zip and Tootuff. That week, it was named producer of the yr on the 2023 Cartoon Discussion board in Toulouse.
Monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
The GO-N library of 11 sequence totaling some 250 half hours of premium animation might be added to Federation’s Children & Household division, which now boasts greater than 730 half-hours of youngsters animation and live-action programming.
“GO-N has been creating premium animation for nearly 20 years now, and this subsequent stage in our firm’s evolution will take issues to an entire new degree,” Garnet and de Galard stated in a press release. “Our predominant focus has been on content material and expertise, extending out packages to younger audiences worldwide, while additionally highlighting French experience. In becoming a member of the Federation group of corporations, we’re aligning ourselves with different producers who share the identical values and aspirations. This transfer will bolster our worldwide improvement, and permit us to supply more and more formidable and authentic content material, each by way of goal demographics, codecs and animation strategies. We transfer into this subsequent section with our total staff, together with Emmanuel de Franceschi, govt producer and Amélie Oliveau, digital and advertising supervisor. We very a lot sit up for working intently with Federation.”
With the GO-N acquisition, Pascal Breton’s Paris-based Federation now operates 35 manufacturing corporations in France and globally, together with Cottonwood Media (Discover Me In Paris, Theodosia), Britain’s Vertigo Movies (Bulletproof, Britannia) and Rome-based Fabula Footage (Netflix’s Child).