European super producer Banijay has acquired French animation studio Monello Productions for an undisclosed amount.
Monello was founded in 2013 by Télé Images producer Giorgio Welter and was part of Tetra Media Studios. He will now join Banijay’s portfolio of children’s producers, including Zodiak Kids and Tiger Aspect Kids and Family.
Monello is currently making a CGI series based on Hello Kitty, while other shows include When i was your age (FTV / RAI) and Street football Season 4 (FTV / RAI), a co-production with Zodiak Kids.
Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti said: “Monello fully supports our ambitions to expand our Kids business in Banijay. Hello Kitty, Street Football and its incredible development lineup is an extremely important business asset for the company and with Zodiak Kids we now have an impressive catalog of children’s content for buyers and licensees, which we only see growing. “