MIPCOM NEWS: The 3 Musketeers :
After their first collaboration in 2019 on the series The Enchanted Village of Pinocchio, broadcast in more than 150 countries, Method Animation (Mediawan Kids & Family) and Palomar, a Mediawan Group company based in Italy, are once again joining their creative forces and jointly producing The 3 Musketeers, a 52-episode, 11-minute CGI animated series aimed at children aged 5 to 8 and adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece. A special feature of this adaptation is that the series will introduce girl Musketeers, including a certain Charlotte d’Artagnan.
Supported by their historical partners, ZDF (co-producer), RAI and France Télévisions who will broadcast the series on their respective territories, Method Animation and Palomar are eager to transform the trial and propose a new strong European production.
The series will be distributed worldwide by Mediawan Kids & Family.
“We are delighted to join forces once again with our historical partners, three major public broadcasters and Palomar, to introduce The Three Musketeers to a new generation of kids. Reinventing classic properties, with the ambition to show masterpieces to new generations, is at the core of Method Animation’s DNA. This unique take of Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece, with for the first time girl Musketeers, will offer girls and boys new models of representation far from stereotypes”, says Julien Borde, Director of the Television Division of Mediawan Kids & Family.
“Following the positive experience of co-producing Palomar’s first animated show – The Enchanted Village of Pinocchio, an adaptation of Italy’s most beloved character – we are excited to reaffirm the partnership with Method Animation on a fresh reboot of a further worldwide masterpiece, The 3 Musketeers, says Palomar’s CEO Nicola Serra. We are proud of the renewed confidence over this new project by all broadcasters involved and we can’t wait to show the Musketeers as never seen before: female, disguised, but above all… kids.”