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Riki Group’s Tina & Tony will premiere on France TV this fall

30.10.2020

French public national television broadcaster France TV will show pre-school TV series Tina & Tony. 52 episodes will air in the morning prime on France 5 starting October 19th at the beginning of Fall holidays.

This was preceded by premiere screenings on the Okoo – new VOD platform that offers animation series and preschool edutainment programs without advertising.

Claire Heinrich, Head of Acquisitions at France Télévisions : “ We are so happy to welcome the lovable and fun characters of TINA & TONY within France Televisions. This adorable series celebrates the beautiful friendship between our 2 characters, who trust and love each other despite –or because of ?- their complete opposite personalities, and encourages children to imagine, dream and create their own world, inspired by its round, soft and joyfull design.”

Distribution on the French-speaking territories is carried out by the GO-N Productions. 

“We are very grateful RIKI trusted us to represent their adorable show, and we are thrilled French children are going to discover the fun and wonderful world of TINA & TONY, thanks to the commitment of France Télévisions. We immediately fell in love with TINA & TONY characters and the beautiful and colourful universe of the show, top CGI quality and great storytelling and emotions in the long tradition of beautiful and sensitive Russian animation, ” - Eric Garnet, Producer and co-Founder at GO-N International comments.

Earlier Canadian production and distribution company Epic Story Media (ESM) acquired exclusive rights for English and French versions of TINA & TONY for the U.S. and Canada. Epic will also manage the official global YouTube channel.

Tina & Tony stars an elephant and a hippo, and follows their adventures with friends including a rabbit, pig, bear and fox. Facing the situations and emotions which all the children experience, finding the correct behaviour model, the characters openly share their discoveries with the audience, thus helping to explore the world around them and to differentiate between good and bad.

The series is having great  success in Russia and China, as the first season gathered over 2 billion views in 18 months after its premier on Youku kids in November 2018.  In August 2020, the second season of Tina & Tony series was successfully launched in China, reaching TOP-3 of YouKu Kids channel rating during the first “on-screen” week. The series is produced together with Alibaba Cultural Media Co. Ltd as a strategic partner. The release on Russian TV channels is scheduled for 2020.

 

GO-N PRODUCTIONS  

 

For over 10 years, GO-N Productions has been fully dedicated to the creation of high-quality animation for kids and the exploitation of its own properties across all media platforms. Internationally renowned as a pioneer in animation production and distribution, Paris-based GO-N Productions has maintained its independence, meticulous attention to detail and a nurturing approach to in-house artists and creatives.   The fully autonomous animation studio houses a world-class pool of resident creative directors and graphic designers who are widely recognized within the animation business community – this winning combination has enabled GO-N to partner, co-produce, develop and produce with the most reputable companies worldwide. GO-N has expanded international distribution team in order to develop an extensive network of influential International partners such as France Télévisions, TF1 and Lagardère in France, BBC & BBC Worldwide in the UK, Super RTL and KIKA in Germany, TVE in Spain, Cartoon Network EMEA, Disney Channels worldwide, Netflix and many more   GO-N Productions properties span all genres of kids programmes:

Pre-school: The Large Family and SIMON

Comedy Cartoon: Commander Clark, Zip Zip and Tib & Tumtum

Sitcom: Lou! and Tootuff   
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