APC Kids secures raft of deals for ‘DinoCity’ including Piwi+ in France


APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution company APC, has inked a number of international sales for its new preschool series DinoCity, created and produced by Riki Group in partnership with Animax Production animation studio.

The robust list of deals sees new partners for the 2D animated series signed across Europe and MENA, including Piwi+ (Canal+ Group, France) and MBC (MENA) taking pay TV rights, along with ERT (Greece) and Ketnet (Flemish Belgium) securing free TV rights.  APC Kids has also licensed the exclusive free TV rights and non-exclusive SVOD rights to Menart in the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia).

These new partners join previous sales, which include SPTN’s Tiny Pop (UK, Ireland) picking up exclusive TV rights and set to premiere on April 2nd, 2021, Italy’s DeA Kids, taking exclusive pay TV rights, pubcaster YLE, which has secured TV rights for Finland, and Canal+ in Poland where the series launched last month on Minimini+.

Commenting on the deals, APC Kids managing director Lionel Marty stated, “With DinoCity starting to roll out across Europe and already receiving a positive audience response, we’re excited to continue the show’s international journey and welcoming new partners on board. The show is filled with lovable characters, imagination and fun so we’re sure it will capture the imagination of young audiences all around the world.”

DinoCity, an original preschool series, portrays a family of dinosaurs in a perfectly urban setting. The description runs: Little Ricky and his elder sister Tyra manage to turn most everyday situations into something quite extraordinary. Anything can become a new game, a new adventure for these kids. Their parents will often gladly join them in their playfulness and follow their crazy reasoning, in order to help them channel all that energy and imagination… and to make sure they do not turn the house upside down!

DinoCity producer Alexandra Artemyeva added: “An international team of experts in children’s animation works every day to come up with more and more situations and jokes to surprise and entertain young viewers. We are glad that the project we are fully committed to and the characters who already became members of our family are conquering new territories and meet the love of children around the world.”

APC Kids co-invested in the production of the 52 x 5’ international version of the series and holds exclusive distribution rights in all territories excluding Russia, CIS and China.