Method Animation (Mediawan Kids & Family) and Italy-based Palomar, a Mediawan Group company, are coming together for a new creative project after their successful 2019 partnership in producing The Enchanted Village of Pinocchio animated series.
Their latest venture is a fresh kids’ version of Alexandre Dumas’ rousing 1844 novel, The 3 Musketeers, for a 52-episode, 11-minute CGI animated series destined to appeal to children aged five-eight years old. One interesting element of this adaptation will be the introduction of girl Musketeers, particularly a gallant character named Charlotte d’Artagnan.
“Following the positive experience of co-producing Palomar’s first animated show — The Enchanted Village of Pinocchio, an adaptation of Italy’s most beloved character — we are excited to reaffirm the partnership with Method Animation on a fresh reboot of a further worldwide masterpiece, The Three Musketeers,” says Palomar CEO Nicola Serra. “We are proud of the renewed confidence over this new project by all broadcasters involved and we can’t wait to show the Musketeers as never seen before: female, disguised, but above all… kids.”
Method Animation and Palomar are joined by longtime production associates, ZDF, RAI and France Télévisions, who will each air this female-centric angle on the French source material in their respective marketing territories. The Three Musketeers will be distributed worldwide by Mediawan Kids & Family.
“We are delighted to join forces once again with our historical partners, three major public broadcasters and Palomar, to introduce The Three Musketeers to a new generation of kids,” adds Mediawan Kids & Family director of the television division Julien Borde. “Reinventing classic properties, with the ambition to show masterpieces to new generations, is at the core of Method Animation’s DNA. This unique take of Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece, with for the first time girl Musketeers, will offer girls and boys new models of representation far from stereotypes.”