Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has finalized a deal with German pubcaster ZDF for Season Two of the pre-school series Ernest and Célestine – The Collection, produced by Folivari, So-Nord, and RTBF.
Dandelooo has sold all 26 episodes of Season Two scheduled to air on 1st December 2022.
Ernest and Celestine – The Collection follows the thrilling adventures of a big eccentric bear and a mischievous little mouse. Ernest, a rather large bear, and a street musician and clown has invited Celestine, a mischievous little mouse, to live with him. These two loners support and comfort each other, turning the established order on its head. For, in the world of bears befriending a mouse is frowned upon, and it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.
In Season 2, Ernest and Celestine are back for brand new adventures punctuated by laughter, travel, and new encounters!
Based on the cult books by Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent (published by Casterman), Ernest and Celestine – The Collection has won several awards and received critical acclaim.
The first feature film Ernest and Celestine won the César Award and was nominated at the 86th Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Animated Feature. The second film Ernest and Celestine, a trip to Gibberitia, produced by Folivari, Mélusine, and StudioCanal, will be released in French theatres on 14th December 2022.
To date, Ernest and Célestine – The Collection has sold to international broadcasters such as France TV, TV5 Monde, TVP (Poland), RTP (Portugal), DR (Denmark), Ceska TV (Czech Republic), RTBF (Belgium), CLS (Russia), HRT (Croatia), LTV (Latvia), RTVS (Slovenia), YLE (Finland), RTS (French Speaking Switzerland), MTVA (Hungary), TVB (Hong Kong), TV PERU, TV Brasil, RUV (Iceland), SVT (Sweden), PTS (Taiwan), PakaPaka (Argentina), Knowledge (Canada), ERT (Greece), ERR (Estonia), DSMART (Turkey), CJ E&M (South Korea), Canal Once (Mexico), and BBC Alba (UK).