French children’s entertainment company Millimages has announced that it will renew seasons 2, 3 and 4 of its hit series Molang on Netflix, already taped by co-producers TF1 and Canal+.
“Molang” will launch in all territories except Scandinavia and China starting November 1, said Marina Narishkin, managing director of Millimages, adding that the deal testifies to the fluffy character’s popularity with viewers of all ages and from every continent.
“’Molang’ is not only watched by children, our target group is the 15 to 30 year olds, the young co-parents. We do not manufacture packaged goods for children. “Molang” supports kindness, it’s a character that isn’t gendered: that’s really important, and it was done a long time ago, not just because it’s fashion,” she added.
“That’s what I love about Millimages: These [themes] They bet on the block before they’re popular. Take “Les Lascars” (English title: “Homiez”): it was about diversity, and that was 15 years ago!” Narishkin recounts diversitywhich refers to the cult TV series-turned-movie that recently announced it will return with a third season and a new movie.
Millimages, one of Europe’s oldest independent animation and production studios, is unveiling its new animated TV series project, Welcome to Permacity, at this week’s Cartoon Forum in the southern French city of Toulouse.
It is based on the 2021 documentary comic by Oliver Dain-Belmont and Fachri Maulana, published by French publisher Sarbacane. Aimed at preschoolers, the series follows the adventures of seven-year-old Camille and her talking cat, Imhotep, as they live in an eco-city built in total harmony with nature and where everything is recycled.
Millimages plans to produce 52 11-minute episodes plus additional content in the form of short 1-minute videos destined for digital platforms.
“It’s an adventure and a comedy show, but behind every adventure there’s a core concept like bartering, voting, accessibility — that permanence is such an incredible source of concepts that we wanted to develop additional content,” said producer Bonnie Lenner diversity. “These one-minute episodes are news items that Camille sends to her friends in her old town, explaining these concepts and values in more detail.”
“Welcome to Permacity” is one of 80 projects to be presented at Cartoon Forum, the European event for animated TV series projects, taking place in Toulouse from September 19th to 22nd.