Based on the comedic duo of the silver screen and stage (Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy), Larry Harmon Pictures and Hanna-Barbera co-produced the original "Laurel & Hardy" cartoon in the 1960s.
Gaumont's new comedy series (78x7) will be targeted to children 5- to 8-years-old, and the studio plans to support the series with licensing and merchandising campaigns.
“Laurel & Hardy are without a doubt two of the world's best-known icons," says Pierre Belaïsch, managing director, Gaumont Animation. "To be given the opportunity to re-launch this unique iconic property has been a dream of mine for many years. In 1966 Hanna-Barbera produced 156 animated episodes and fans everywhere fell in the love with the animated duo. We want to bring the world a totally new series with an updated look, design and feel while maintaining the slapstick humor that made
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