Xilam Animation’s Brand New Hilarious 2D Animated Comedy Reboot Of MR MAGOO Heads To CITV For Spring 2019 Launch | The Fan Carpet

Xilam Animation’s Brand New Hilarious 2D Animated Comedy Reboot Of MR MAGOO Heads To CITV For Spring 2019 Launch


10 April 2018

Based on the hugely successful classic of the same name, the new Xilam-produced programme will launch for UK audiences on ITV and CITV from Spring 2019.

The eponymous disaster-prone senior who first appeared on screens to delight young audiences nearly 70 years ago will continue to cause just as much chaos as before – mainly because he forgets to put his glasses on.

Xilam Animation has sold its hilarious, brand new 2D animation series, Mr Magoo (78 x 7’) to UK commercial channel ITV for both its terrestrial channel and CITV branded digital channel. Based on the hugely successful classic of the same name, the new Xilam-produced programme will launch for UK audiences on ITV and CITV from Spring 2019.

The eponymous disaster-prone senior who first appeared on screens to delight young audiences nearly 70 years ago will continue to cause just as much chaos as before – mainly because he forgets to put his glasses on.

Xilam’s Mr Magoo was originally commissioned by France Télévisions, with Cartoon Network Asia and Discovery Italy’s K2 also on board as broadcasting partners.

Darren Nartey, ITV’s Programme Acquisitions Executive, said "We are thrilled to be the home of Mr Magoo in the UK. It is a fantastic comedy and his antics will be a must see for both fans of the classic series and those discovering it for the first time."

Morgann Favennec, EVP Global Sales Development at Xilam Animation, added “The UK is a major market and we are thrilled to expand Mr Magoo’s global presence with ITV. The trust and confidence both ITV and CITV have put into our series will further boost this iconic brand in the UK and allow a whole new generation of fans to meet Mr Magoo. The warmth and humour of this outstanding comedy will resonate with kids in the UK as it does globally, combining hilarious slapstick elements with witty writing to create a stellar series they’ll keep coming back to.”

 

 

In the neighbourhood, everybody loves Mr Magoo - the lively, kind-hearted and cheerful guy always happy to give a helping hand. But beware - he also causes disasters! Without his glasses, he mistakes his surroundings for other places, gets people mixed up, and wreaks havoc everywhere he goes. All his neighbours have kindly adjusted to his uniqueness…except for one: a megalomaniac hamster by the name of Fizz whose sole goal is to have all of humanity recognize his tremendous genius. He’s determined to leave his mark on history, but somehow Magoo always interferes, forever thwarting Fizz’s crazy plans!

Mr Magoo will be a key priority for Xilam in terms of consumer products development, starting with France and the UK.

Mr Magoo has been adapted from John Hubley’s original series, created in 1949, by Olivier Jean-Marie and is directed by Xilam’s Hugo Gittard.

 

 

About Xilam
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content in both 2D and CGI formats across TV, film and digital media platforms. Founded in 1995 by Marc du Pontavice, the award-winning Paris-based company owns a catalogue of more than 2,000 animated episodes and 3 feature films including strong brands such as Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko, The Daltons, Rolling with the Ronks and its first pre-school property, Paprika.

Broadcast in over 160 countries on all the major global children’s TV networks, these series are also breaking records on all the major digital platforms, including YouTube with over 250 million views per month, ranking Xilam as one of the top global content providers in animation.

Xilam employs more than 400 people, including 300 artists, who are based across its four studios located in Paris, Lyon, Angoulême and Hô-Chi-Minh Ville in Vietnam.

About CITV
CITV is the number one commercial children's channel for 6-11s in the UK during key broadcast hours (06:00-17:59). ITV's home for younger viewers, the channel commissions and acquires a range of animation and live action programmes.​

ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK. It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV, which are broadcast free-to-air, as well as the pay channel ITV Encore. ITV is also focused on delivering its programming via the ITV Hub, mobile devices, video on demand and third party platforms.

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1 Comment

  1. Savas Erdogan
    May 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    Xilam videos are perfect and funny..

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