Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet’s Paris-based animation firm, GO-N Productions, has been acquired by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan’s fast-growing Federation Studios (previously often called Federation Entertainment).
Established in 2004, GO-N’s credit embody such collection as Simon Super Rabbit, Lou!, Zip Zip and Tootuff. The firm is scorching off being named Producer of the Year on the latest version of Cartoon Forum.
By becoming a member of Federation, GO-N turns into a part of a bunch of 35 manufacturing firms in France and around the globe, together with Vertigo Films, Bonne Pioche and Cottonwood Media. The firms profit from Federation’s intensive international attain because of its in-house gross sales and distribution operations. Financial phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
GO-N brings to youngsters’s division, Federation Kids & Family, 11 collection totaling 250 half-hours of animation. The enhanced Kids & Family catalogue now consists of over 730 half-hours of animation and live-action programming.
Garnet and De Galard, commented, “GO-N has been creating premium animation for nearly 20 years now, and this subsequent stage in our firm’s evolution will take issues to an entire new degree. Our major focus has been on content material and expertise, extending out applications to younger audiences worldwide, while additionally highlighting French experience. In becoming a member of the Federation group of firms, we’re aligning ourselves with different producers who share the identical values and aspirations. This transfer will bolster our worldwide improvement, and permit us to supply more and more formidable and authentic content material, each by way of goal demographics, codecs and animation strategies. We transfer into this subsequent section with our complete crew, together with Emmanuel de Franceschi, Executive Producer and Amélie Oliveau, Digital and Marketing Manager. We very a lot sit up for working carefully with Federation.”
Said Breton, CEO of Federation Studios, “With the arrival of Anne and Eric, two of Europe’s most gifted producers, together with their well-known children manufacturers, Federation is on observe to speed up its investments and entice prime expertise, IPs, and construct a real federation of European animation producers, as we’ve already achieved within the subject of drama.”