The Treehouse Stories, a series from the boutique French animation company Dandelooo, is set for a local adaptation in China.
The China-based digital distribution and IP management company Jetsen Huashi, through a deal with Dandelooo, has acquired the format rights for the preschool live-action and 2D animated series. Jetsen Huashi’s local version of The Treehouse Stories will feature a new wooden treehouse in Chimelong and a cast of Chinese children while using Dandelooo’s animation footage to create its own 30 episodes. The Chinese VOD platform Youku Kids is on board as a co-production partner.
Seasons one and two of the original The Treehouse Stories, produced in France for Canal+, has been distributed to more than 60 new media platforms in China, including iQIYI, Youku, Tencent and to IPTV and OTT digital TV mobile operators. The first season will make its debut on Youku Kids during prime time over the summer, with it airing on major new media and TV stations across China in the second half of 2019.