Character Character & Entertainment 

Dandelooo’s “The Upside Down River” flows to canal+

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 1,795 Boutique French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has announced that it has been commissioned to develop and produce a new serialized children’s animation series The Upside Down River for Canal+, France. Dandelooo’s animation studio Ooolala in la Cartoucherie, Valence (France) will produce the new 2D animation, in co-operation with Canal+ Family.  Written by Jean Regnaud (Ernest & Celestine) and Marie de Banville (Tobie Lolness) and directed by Paul Leluc (The Wolf, The Long Long Holiday), the ten half-hour episodes, targeted at 8 to 12-year olds, is…

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Art & Design Corporate Brand 

Forget Disneyland, visit Bordeaux’s City of Wine for a special retreat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,423 Bored of visiting Hong Kong Disneyland again and again? Then, this time, you must try authentic French theme park, and head down to Bordeaux instead. La Cité du Vin, or ‘The City of Wine’, offers 20 themed areas exploring the history and culture of wine. You can pay €20, or $24,80 for admission to the park’s permanent tour, a multimedia guide, and one glass of wine at the end of the day. Interestingly, you can choose your complimentary glass of wine from a wide range of variety…

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Brand Licensing 

After a gap of 14 years, Thomson is all set to re-enter Indian market next month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,650 After almost a gap of 14 years, France based Technicolor SA owned consumer electronics brand Thomson, is all set to re-enter Indian television market in Mid-April. In India, the brand will be under an exclusive licensing agreement with a local counterpart. However, the name of the counterpart has not been disclosed yet. The brand would bring in the range of its smart televisions, the company said in a statement. Media reports suggest the buzz created by Xiaomi TVs has forced Thomson to make a comeback in the…

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LIMA INDIA People 

LIMA France appoints executive staff to oversee local operations

Reading Time: 1 minute Post Views: 2,593 The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), France has unveiled its executive staff, which will oversee its local operations. Given below is the list of the new appointments: Laurent Taieb, who will serve as chairman; as well as Marina Narishkin, director, TF1 Licences; Marie-Laure Marchand, senior vice president, global consumer products, Xilam; and Jerome Le Grand, general manager licensing, retail and e-commerce, The Walt Disney Company France, who will serve as vice-chairpersons. Meanwhile, Valérie Rolandez-Barrios, director, licenses and partnerships, StudioCanal, will serve as treasurer. Commenting on the…

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