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‘Arcane’ Teaser: ‘League of Legends’ Animated Series to Premiere on Netflix in Fall

‘Arcane’ Teaser: ‘League of Legends’ Animated Series to Premiere on Netflix in Fall
“Arcane,” an animated show based on popular multiplayer video game “League of Legends,” is headed to Netflix in fall 2021.

“Arcane” is developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions, the Paris-based animation studio that was behind several of Riot Games’ most popular music videos, game cinematics, and other “League of Legends” advertisements. “Arcane” marks Riot’s first foray into television.

Per Netflix, the show is set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart. The two cities are among several locales in the world of “League of Legends,” which is set on a continent known as Runeterra. In the video game two teams of five players, who each control a particular character, work together to destroy the enemy’s main structure, also known as the Nexus.
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‘League of Legends’ Animated Series Set at Netflix

‘League of Legends’ Animated Series Set at Netflix
Netflix and Riot Games are teaming up for an animated series set in the League of Legends universe.

Arcane, billed as an event series and set to premiere in the fall, will tell the origin stories of two iconic League champions and the power that eventually tears them apart. The show is Riot Games’ first TV series; the game maker is producing with Fortiche Productions. Netflix announced the project via tweet on Monday.

“League of Legends has inspired global fervor and fandom and we’re thrilled to be the home of the first television series set in this universe, Arcane,” said Dominique Bazay, director ...
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‘Arcane’: Netflix Sets ‘League of Legends’ Animated Series From Riot Games

‘Arcane’: Netflix Sets ‘League of Legends’ Animated Series From Riot Games
League of Legends will make its television debut with Netflix’s Arcane.

The animated series, which also comes from League of Legends (LoL) publisher Riot games is set to premiere later this fall. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.

Arcane, a first for the widely-popular League of Legends franchise, also marks a first for Riot Games as the studios’ first foray into television. The series is developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions.

“League of Legends has inspired global fervor and fandom and we’re thrilled to be the home of the first television series set in this universe, Arcane. The series promises to be a visually spectacular thrill ride that will have viewers on the edge of their seats,” said Dominique Bazay,
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‘League of Legends’ Animated Series Set at Netflix

‘League of Legends’ Animated Series Set at Netflix
Event series “Arcane” marks Riot Games’ first TV show

Netflix and “League of Legends” creator Riot Games are teaming up for an animated event series set in the world of the popular video game, the streaming service revealed Monday. Titled “Arcane,” the series is set to premiere this fall.

The show, which marks Riot Games’ first-ever television series, is set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun. Per its description, “the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions — and the power that will tear them apart.”

Based on Riot’s “League of Legends” IP, “Arcane” is developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions.

No additional details were given about talent involved with the animated series or a specific launch date, but a teaser video was released in connection with the announcement. Readers can get their first look at the
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Asterix 3D Animated Series With Alain Chabat Set at Netflix

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Asterix 3D Animated Series With Alain Chabat Set at Netflix
Iconic French comic book character Asterix is all set for a new chapter on Netflix along with French director, screenwriter and actor Alain Chabat.

The streamer is partnering with leading French publisher Hachette’s Les Editions Albert René to create a 3D animated limited series based on the classic. Chabat will direct and Alain Goldman of Legende Films will produce.

The series, which will be based on “Asterix and the Big Fight,” will debut in 2023.

Chabat wrote and directed “Mission Cléopâtre” (2002), the most successful of Asterix’s numerous appearances on screen and the third highest-grossing feature film in French history.

“I’m French Canadian, and like most francophones around the world, I grew up with Asterix, his sidekick Obelix and loyal companion Dogmatix,” wrote Dominique Bazay, director, original animation at Netflix, on the streamer’s blog. “I watched the animated specials and read the books religiously. If you’d told
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Netflix Greenlights First-Ever Animated Asterix Limited Series

Netflix Greenlights First-Ever Animated Asterix Limited Series
Netflix has partnered with Hachette’s Les Editions Albert René and playwright Alain Chabat to create the first-ever animated limited series based on the iconic French comic book The Adventures of Asterix.

The 3D animated series will be made in France and streamed on Netflix around the world in 2023. Chabat, who wrote and directed 2002’s Mission Cléopâtre, will serve as showrunner.

Mission Cléopâtre was the most successful of Asterix’s numerous screen appearances and the third highest-grossing feature film in French history, according to Dominique Bazay, Netflix’s director of original animation.

Each of Asterix’s 38 volumes features the pugnacious warrior and his irreverent village companions keeping a tiny corner of ancient Gaul free from bumbling Roman invaders.

The Netflix series will be based on Asterix and the Big Fight, where the Romans, after being constantly embarrassed by Asterix and his village cohorts, organize a brawl between rival Gaulish chiefs
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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Animated Series Ordered By Netflix

‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Animated Series Ordered By Netflix
Sonic the Hedgehog is heading to Netflix. The streaming service has ordered Sonic Prime, a new animated series based on the beloved video game which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The series, from Sega of America and WildBrain, is slated to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2022.

According to Netflix, the 24-episode animated adventure aimed at kids 6-11 will feature the 30-year-old “blue blur” character in “a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands.” But it’s “more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.”

Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in everyone’s heart including my own,” said Dominique Bazay, Director of Original Animation, Netflix. “I spent many hours with the blue blur as a kid and it’s a privilege to be able to bring this character everyone
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Sonic the Hedgehog Series Coming to Netflix in 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog Series Coming to Netflix in 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a brand-new 3D animated show on Netflix.

The 30-year-old character will be featured in “Sonic Prime,” a kids-and-family series from Sega of America and WildBrain, set to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2022.

The 24-episode series features Sonic in an adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands — and also represents a “journey of self-discovery and redemption” for the speedy, blue spiny mammal.

“Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in everyone’s heart including my own,” Dominique Bazay, Netflix’s director of original animation, said in a statement. “I spent many hours with the Blue Blur as a kid and it’s a privilege to be able to bring this character everyone knows and loves on a brand new adventure with Netflix — one that a generation of loyal fans and brand new fans around the world can enjoy.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Series ‘Sonic Prime’ Ordered at Netflix

Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Series ‘Sonic Prime’ Ordered at Netflix
A Sonic the Hedgehog 3D animated series called “Sonic Prime” has been ordered at Netflix, the streaming service said Monday.

Produced by Sonic creator Sega, as well as WildBrain Studios and Man of Action Entertainment, the show will premiere in 2022.

Per Netflix, The 24-episode animated adventure for kids, families, and long-time fans draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the “Blue Blur” of video game fame in a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands. Sonic’s adventure is about more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

The Netflix series based on the beloved video game — which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year — “aims to captivate the imaginations of audiences ages six to 11, as well as legacy Sonic fans of all ages, and will match the scale and scope of the
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Max Keane Drives Netflix’s New Kids Animated Series ‘Trash Truck’ for Dad’s Glen Keane Prods.

Max Keane Drives Netflix’s New Kids Animated Series ‘Trash Truck’ for Dad’s Glen Keane Prods.
Max Keane isn’t new to the family’s animation business. He’s worked on many of his dad Glen Keane’s post-Disney projects, including the shorts “Duet” and the Oscar-winning “Dear Basketball” as production designer. But as creator and showrunner of the latest Glen Keane Prods. project, “Trash Truck,” Max is in the driver’s seat for the first time.

The preschooler kids series about an imaginative 6-year-old boy, Hank, and his vehicular best friend debuted on Netflix on Nov. 10 with a dozen 11-minute episodes. Max Keane is creator-showrunner and executive produces along with his father and Gennie Rim, CEO at Glen Keane Prods., the company his dad formed in 2012 after years as a Disney animator.

“It’s an idea I stole from my son [Henry],” Max Keane admits. “When he was 1½, he was completely obsessed with garbage trucks.” At first, Keane couldn’t figure out why Henry was so enchanted by the big,
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Netflix Turns 21-Year-Old French Kids Cartoon ‘Oggy & The Cockroaches’ Into CGI Series

Netflix has ordered its first original animated series from France — a CGI remake of 21-year-old kids cartoon Oggy And The Cockroaches.

Paris-based animation house Xilam Animation will produce the series for Netflix, transforming a brand it first launched in 1998. Netflix said the original cartoon, created by Jean-Yves Raimbaud, has reached 800M households worldwide.

Titled Oggy Oggy, the new series follows cat Oggy who is freed from the tyranny of the cockroaches and lives in a world of other cats, where he engages with neighbors and sets off on adventures.

Dominique Bazay, director of kids and family international originals at Netflix, said: “Xilam is one of France’s most prolific producers, having developed a distinct expertise in non-dialog animated comedy for kids. We’re certain Oggy’s kindness and sweet charm will warm the hearts of preschoolers everywhere.”

Xilam CEO Marc du Pontavice added: “Xilam intends to establish the Oggy universe
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Netflix Orders Preschool Series ‘Oggy Oggy’ From Xilam Animation

Netflix has ordered an original CGI-animated preschool series, “Oggy Oggy,” based on the hit franchise “Oggy and the Cockroaches,” from French production company Xilam Animation.

The series “Oggy and the Cockroaches” has reached 800 million households around the world over the last 20 years and already ranks as one of the most popular kids series on Netflix.

In the new spinoff show, Oggy is freed from the tyranny of the cockroaches and lives in a fantasy world inhabited by a vibrant community of cats. Oggy Oggy is a very special little cat, full of curiosity and enthusiasm, who likes to engage with his neighbors and set off on adventures.

Marc du Pontavice, the CEO of Xilam Animation, said the new collaboration with Netflix was “a testimony of their commitment to offering children around the world access to high-quality programs.”

“With this new development of our successful series ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches,
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Netflix Signs Overall Animation Deal with Kuku Studios

Netflix has entered into an overall deal with Kuku Studios to produce a host of animated films and TV shows for the streaming titan.

Under the new pact, Alex Woo, Stanley Moore, Tim Hahn, and Erik Benson will serve as executive producers on exclusive cartooned projects. The creative animation team previously worked on hits including “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story 3,” Monster’s University,” and “Finding Dory.”

The first project is “Go! Go! Cory Carson,” a preschool series based on the hit toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels from VTech Electronics, is slated to launch on Netflix early in 2020. The streamer also greenlit a still-untitled animated feature film, which will be produced in Kuku’s California-based studio. The movie will explore the power and magic of dreams.

“With ‘Go! Go! Cory Carson,’ the creative team at Kuku proved that they can bring their vast cinematic experience into the preschool realm, and the
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Netflix Lays Out French Originals Strategy, Including Hookups With Local Industry

As it prepares to launch a fully staffed Paris office and beefs up its roster of French series and movies originals, Netflix commissioners Sara May, Damien Couvreur, Dominique Bazay and Diego Buñuel discussed the particularities of their development process and deal-making with the French industry, as well as their diversity-friendly approach, at Series Mania.

Although France has presented many challenges for Netflix because of its strict window release schedule (which sets the Svod window at 36 months) and protests from film bodies, the French market has now become one of the fastest-growing for the streaming service, which currently boasts more than 5 million subscribers locally.

Netflix has nearly 20 French originals in the pipeline. So far, it has delivered a couple films, including “Je ne suis pas un homme facile” and “Paris est à Nous,” and three series: political drama “Marseille,” with Gerard Depardieu; romantic comedy “Plan Coeur”; and the science-fiction series “Osmosis,
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Netflix, TF1 Enter Milestone Partnership on French Period Series ‘Bazar de la Charité’ (Exclusive)

TF1, France’s top commercial network, is joining forces with Netflix for the first time to co-finance “Le Bazar de la Charité,” a high-profile period series inspired by a real-life tragedy and written by Catherine Ramberg (“The Source”) and Karine Spreuzkouski.

Co-produced by Quad Télévision and TF1, the eight-part series unfolds in Paris in November 1897 and revolves around the consequences of a devastating fire which destroyed the building known as the Bazar de la Charité, where a large charity event was taking place. The fire caused more than 130 deaths, mainly high-society women and their entourages.

The series, which is being directed by Alexandre Laurent (“La Mante”), follows the romantic journey of three women, Adrienne De Lenverpre, Alice De Jeansin and her maid, Rose Rivière, who see their destinies turned upside-down from identity theft, forbidden love, betrayal and emancipation.

The cast is headlined by Audrey Fleurot, Julie De Bona (“Le Tueur du Lac
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