Chorion has sold two of its animated series for preschoolers, “Octonauts” and “Gaspard and Lisa” to Disney Channel U.S. for premiere on Disney Junior next year.
Chorion will manage consumer products programs for both shows globally. The first series has also been acquired by TF1 France, ABC Australia, RTE Ireland, Discovery Kids Latin America, MNet South Africa, Yoopa Canada, RTP Portugal, Disney Japan and Truevision Thailand.
“The U.S. is a key broadcast market and Disney Junior is the perfect home for both Octonauts and Gaspard and Lisa,’” says Geraint Marsh, senior vice president of television sales at Chorion. “It’s testament to the appeal of both series that the channel is showing such support to two of our new shows, and we are thrilled to be bringing them to audiences in America.”