TFOU to develop Azouro & The Dragon Squad
TFOU, TF1’s children slot, has announced an agreement with La Chouette Compagnie for the development of AZURO & THE DRAGON SQUAD.
Adapted from the eponymous children’s albums, created by brothers Laurent Souillé and Olivier Souillé, illustrated by Jérémie Fleury and edited by Auzou Publishing, this new animated series (52 x13’), mixing comedy and adventure, will be produced for kids aged from 4 to 7.
International distribution will be entrusted to Newen Distribution.
Azuro, Oria and Vermillon form a dragons’squad, an elite fire department that specialises in the rescue and help of fantastic creatures of all kinds. Every day, the three friends stand ready to leave their firehouse and help all distressed monsters. But, the three dragons are still only apprentices and their missions never happen as expected/
Commenting, Yann Labasque, director of TF1’s Youth Programmes said, “At first reading,we’ve been moved by the stories of Azuro, edited by Auzou Publishing. Azuro is a young dragon rejected by his peers because he’s blue and doesn’t breathe fire…. But water! This character will gradually shift to a hero finding his way and becoming a lifesaver with his friends. With this new animated series led by La Chouette Cie, children will discover tender, funny and moving stories.”
Mariam Hachmi & Sylvain Dos Santos, Producers – La Chouette Cie added, “Azuro is an extraordinary and inspiring character, as shown by the thousands of readers captivated by the little blue dragon over the past years. Like many others before us, the Chouette Cie team has fallen under his charm. We have been deeply moved by his story, his courage, and his kindness, and have enthusiastically decided to work on the animated adaptation of the book series. We are incredibly proud and happy to engage in this adventure alongside Yann and the TFOU team!”
Adélaïde Quiblier, Head of Diversification – Auzou Publishing also added, “We are very happy about this new development which wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing work of La Chouette Cie. Azuro is a key character for Auzou Publishing and our aim, with the producer and TF1, is to create an iconic hero for the next generation of kids”