Munich-based m4e has acquired the available back catalog of former TV-Loonland out of its bankruptcy trust. The extensive package of rights was purchased directly from the insolvency administrator and contains more than 1,400 episodes of animation and live action programming, as well as 22 feature and short films.
With this acquisition, m4e expands its portfolio of rights to more than 900 hours of animation and live action programs. The national and international distribution will be handled by m4e and its subsidiary Telescreen B.V.
Among the acquired rights are “The Cramp Twins,” “Babar (2D),” “Letters from Felix,” “Rudi & Trudi,” “Mowgli–The New Adventures of the Jungle Book,” “Little Ghosts,” “The Beginner’s Bible,” “Connie the Cow,” “Lion of Oz,” “Rainbow Fish” and “Yvon of the Yukon.”
“For us this trade is of great significance, particularly regarding the digital and online strategy of the m4e group,” says Hans Ulrich Stoef, chief executive officer of m4e. “Along with our new original productions and latest acquisitions, the TV-Loonland library will give us a very balanced portfolio of rights for the national and international markets.”
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