SUPERIGHTS SCOOPS UP WORLWIDE DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR NEW CHILDREN’S SERIES DEEP IN THE BOWL (52×5’)
SUPERIGHTS SCOOPS UP WORLWIDE DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR NEW CHILDREN’S SERIES DEEP IN THE BOWL (52x5’)
International distribution company Superights has acquired global rights for new short form CGI series from Luxembourg–based Zeilt productions
Superights will act as global distributor for new CGI series for children ages 8 to 12, Deep in the Bowl (52×5’). The show is based on the beloved Nicolas Poupon French comic book “Le Fond du Bocal,” published by Glénat editions. It is an original creation of Zeilt Productions, headed by Academy Award winning producer and director Laurent Witz, and co-produced with Tencent Video and WATT frame. Superights will represent worldwide rights excluding China and Luxembourg. Currently in production, the show will be completed in March 2023, and will be oﬀered at upcoming trade shows beginning with Kidscreen Summit. Superights is a division of Paris-based production company SUPERPROD GROUP..
Deep in the Bowl’s 52 ﬁve-minute episodes are divided into short sketches that center on groups of hilariously existential ﬁsh in various ﬁsh tanks with diﬀerent points of view and opinions on the meaning of life. Though the fast moving sketches in the episodes, we take a look at the lives ﬁsh lead when humans aren’t looking. Five diﬀerent and diverse ﬁsh crews will explore relationships, joys, hopes, dreams, questions, and conﬂicts that aﬀect their lives in the same way they do humans. Viewers will follow the Wilsons family trying to stay aﬂoat in the modern world; the Weirdos, young misﬁts students trying to ﬁgure out where they belong; Al, Kat and Raz, a trio of inmates trying to organize their prison break; Leely, a kung-fu ﬁghting ﬁsh and her sensei and McFlo, Mobi Di and Jo Star, young wannabe rappers. It turns out that quite a lot happens underwater! What adds a truly unique and realistic twist to the show are the way in which CGI aquariums are installed in real live actions sets, immersing the audience in the ﬁshes’ worlds and creating a huge qualitative visual richness. Rather than adhering to a strict format, variety is key to the series, with sketches of diﬀerent lengths, diﬀerent styles featuring diﬀerent characters comprising ﬁve-minute episodes, keeping viewers engaged and enthralled.
Nathalie Pinguet, Deputy General Manager at Superights, says: “We are delighted to welcome Deep in the Bowl into our catalog. This is the starting point of a great collaboration with Zeilt Productions, whom I thank for their trust. Deep in The Bowl looks like nothing else with its hilarious stories centered around an engaging and charming variety of characters, whose motto is “life in a bowl can really drive you crazy.” You’ll probably never look at an aquarium in the same way again!”
The series’ academy award-winning creator Laurent Witz, head of Zeilt Productions comments: “We feel that Superights is the perfect partner to represent this very special series and are looking forward to seeing Deep in the Bowl debut all over the world. We are conﬁdent that this sketch show like no other will resonate with global audiences, bringing to dynamic life the quirky elements of the comic book into a new form. The use of CGI rather than traditional animation allows us to oﬀer a much more immersive and vivid experience to the audience. The series humorously depicts the strange habits of humans, decoded by ﬁsh from their aquariums.
In this series we will explore the relationships and problems that aﬀect ﬁsh as much as humans – who knew!
Superights, a division of the SUPERPROD GROUP, is a major international distribution company dedicated to distributing children’s and family content across the globe. From Paris, Milan, New York and Los Angeles, they offer programs from all genres and for all demographics. Awarded Best European Investor/Distributor of the year 2015 and Unifrance’s TV Export Award Nominee in 2022, their activity includes all rights, non-linear and linear, from TV to VOD and theatrical.
Superights consistently adds fresh properties to its available content and seeks out new markets for its programming. Recent additions to the Superights catalog include Momulu and Friends, produced by Ferly, Yellow Animation and Digital Graphics (78×7’), Go! Go! Cory Carson (83 episodes)produced by Vtech and Kuku Studio, Anna and Friends (78×7’) produced by Superprod, Digital Graphics and Atmosphere Media for France Télévisions, The Adventures of Little Penguin (52x 5’), produced by Tencent Video, That’s Joey! (52 x 13’), produced for M6 by SUPERPROD, Atmosphere Media, Digital Graphics and Planeta Junior and Sullivan Sails (26×7’), produced by Ireland’s Distillery Films.
ZEILT productions is a company created by Laurent Witz in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in the production of 3D animation programs for cinema, television, Internet, cell phones and video games. Its objective is to produce innovative, entertaining and enriching programs based on national and European know-how and creativity through original projects such as Deep in the Bowl (52×5′), Quirkistador (52×2′) and Next Stop (26×5′). ZEILT Productions is currently co-producing the feature ﬁlms Benjamin Bat and Dans la Forêt Sombre et Mystérieuse. ZEILT productions also developed Mr Hublot, the animated short ﬁlm written, directed and produced by Laurent Witz, which won an Oscar® in 2014, the ﬁrst ever for Luxembourg.
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