According to online news sources, French distributor PGS Entertainment has licensed a series based on classic children’s novel The Little Prince to broadcasters in Europe and Australia. No word yet on the American market.
The new series has been snapped up by broadcasters including France 3, WDR (Germany), Rai (Italy), TV2 (Denmark), TV2 (Norway), ABC (Australia), MTV3 (Finland) and TSR (Switzerland).
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book has been translated into 220 languages and has sold 134 million copies worldwide. And now it is currently in production as a 52×30′ high-definition CGI series in a collaboration between Method Animation, the Saint Exupéry estate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, La Fabrique d’Images, DQ Entertainment, ARD and Rai Fiction. PGS is handling worldwide distribution, excluding Asia (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) and the SAARC region (DQ Entertainment).
What does this mean for the US? Not sure yet, but we will keep our ears open and let you know as soon as we do.