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The Second TV Movie Spike 2 Featuring
The Lovable Elf Is Licensed To ZDF's
KiKA Channel For The Christmas Season


Spike 2
 
Prior to MIPJunior PGS Entertainment, the kids programming distributor and brand manager, has licensed Spike 2 (1x35') to ZDF Group's popular kids channel, KiKA.

Sebastian Debertin, head of KiKA's Fiction & Programme acquisition said: "Spike 1 has been a huge success on KiKA during the Christmas seasons since 2009, so it's a consistent decision to have Spike 2 as well in our portfolio. We are sure the children will love the second movie even more than they did the first one."

"The timing is right for broadcasters to stock up on their Christmas programming and Spike 2 is a great choice for families this holiday," said Philippe Soutter, president PGS Entertainment. "Produced as a high-quality CGI movie, this little gem features a loveable elf whose heart is always in the right place, and a host of crazy characters with a modern point of view. The first Spike was such a hit with audiences, we think broadcasters will be eager to repeat the success with this fun new sequel."

Viewers were introduced to the courageous little elf when Spike first came to TV screens in 2008. In the sequel, Spike faces new adventures and a crime to solve: Santa's reindeer have been kidnapped! Along with a cast of characters that includes "good guys" Spike's cousin Dorothy, the ace reporter; Paco the penguin, Spike's best buddy; Raymond, the wise old elf; and Santa himself, Spike goes up against "bad guys" Tony, the big, bad polar bear; Mama, Tony's mom and accomplice; and The Henchman, Mama's pet seagull, to save the reindeer and Christmas.

Produced by TAT Productions and Master Films, the first Spike animated made-for-TV movie and shorts, was sold around the world. Spike 2 has already sold in many territories, including France3 (France), Rai (Italy), RTBF (French-speaking Belgium), VRT (Flemish speaking Belgium), RTS (French-speaking Switzerland), LRT (Lithuania), NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden), TV2 (Denmark), Workpoint TV (Thailand), CW Vortexx (US), Radio Canada (French-speaking Canada), SimbaSat (French-speaking Africa) and TV5 (French-speaking worldwide).

Spike 2 is created by David Alaux, Eris Tosti and Jean-François Tosti, directed by David Alaux and Eric Tosti, and shot in CGI format. Produced by TAT Productions and Master FILMS, the commissioning broadcasters are France Télévisions, Télétoon, Canal+ Family.

PGS Entertainment represents the property in all markets and will be presenting it at Mipcom Stand: 25.02

ABOUT TAT PRODUCTIONS
TAT Productions was founded in 2000 by three Associates with the same passion for animation and the movies, and their common aim being their desire to tell fun, entertaining and original stories to a wide audience. The studio developed and produced several short films in stop motion that have enjoyed considerable success on the Festival circuit and on television around the world. In 2007, TAT Productions launched its very own 3D studio for the creation of Spike, a 35-minute Christmas Special and The Jungle Bunch, a 52-minute TV Movie and 26 x 1'30'' series. The Jungle Bunch has been developed with France Televisions.

ABOUT MASTER FILMS
Master Films is a unique structure in the Midi-Pyrénées Region, created from a merger of two companies specialized in Image and Multimedia: Imako and Audio 3. Backed by more than 30 years of experience, its talent pool has become a leader in audiovisual production. Master Films, with over 5000 films to its credit, has an annual turnover of 10,5 million Euros and employs a team of 30 complemented by a team of dynamic free-lancers.

ABOUT KiKA – ARD/ZDF Kinderkanal
Launched in 1997 and based in Erfurt Germany, KiKA, targeted at the children and youth audience (3-13), is a public commercial-free television channel, in a joint agreement with national public television channels ARD and ZDF. Operating daily from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. the station offers a large variety of high-quality, target-group-oriented programs with a mix of live-action and animation as well as magazines and documentaries.

ABOUT PGS ENTERTAINMENT:
PGS Entertainment is a leading international brand management company dedicated to kids and family content and targeting the entertainment fields of broadcast, home entertainment, digital, licensing and merchandising.

PGS Entertainment specializes in high profile programs for kids and family viewing and handles a catalogue of over 1,000 half hours of programming. The catalogue includes internationally acclaimed properties from Method Animation (Heroes United, Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, The Little Prince, Chaplin and Co, Iron Man: Armored Adventures); Zagtoon (Ladybug); A Squared Entertainment (Stan Lee's Mighty 7, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, Secret KidVenture Club, Martha and Friends, Gisele and The Green Team); TAT Productions (The Jungle Bunch, Spike), Nerd Corps Entertainment (League of Super Evil); Samka (Marsupilami Hoobah Hoobah Hop!); Studio Hari (Leon, Gees); Prod Par 4 (One Minute Before); La Station Animation (Mister Otter) and others to come.
 
 

 
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