New deals for the 1 x 60’ 3D animated special, produced by TeamTO in partnership with Canal+, France Télévisions and RTL Super, include: SX3 (TV3, Catalonia, Spain); Radio Canada (Canada); ERR (Estonia); Ceska TV (Czech Republic); RTP (Portugal); MTVA (Hungary), and RTBF (Belgium).
In this festive comedy show, Angelo finds himself on Santa’s naughty list and gets stuck reliving the day before Christmas over and over again, in a slighty silly and totally hilarious time loop. In order to escape and get to Christmas day, Angelo is going to need a team, a plan…and a friend who speaks elf!
Lionel Marty, Managing Director of APC Kids, said: “This fun Christmas special is a must-have for this holiday season. We are delighted that so many global broadcasters are already on board and look forward to more families around the world enjoying Angelo’s adventure with Santa.”
Corinne Kouper, SVP Production and Development at TeamTO, and Producer of the series, added, “We’ve had so much fun with this series over the years because of Angelo’s mischievous personality. In this hilarious episode Angelo learns from his mistakes and earns his presents. Viewers are immersed in Angelo’s never-ending dream and swept up in all his attempts to get out of it. We’re delighted that this film will bring Christmas joy to Angelo fans all over the world.”
Angelo, Wake up It’s Christmas is based on the hugely successful TV series – now in its 5th season – which has been broadcast across the globe for 13 years. Since its debut Angelo Rules has received wide recognition within the animation industry, receiving a Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series and nominations at the Emmy® Kids Awards, Trickfilm Festival, Anima Mundi, and BANFF World Media Festival. With 312 11-minute episodes, the show has consistently generated high ratings for broadcasters, as well as ancillary products such as standalone magazines and four digital games with millions of downloads.
Produced by Corinne Kouper, co-produced by Tom Van Waveren, and co-executive produced by Amy Jackson and Andy Reinghold, Angelo, Wake Up It’s Christmas! was directed by Max Maléo.