Drones-based series Team Dronix announced, Silverlit named master toy

Paris-based animation firm Technicolour Animation Productions has announced a new series based on the drones phenomenon, Team Dronix, with a curated team of industry leaders backing it.

The show, which follows the story of three drone enthusiasts, capitalising on the drones craze, will be produced by France Télévisions and Gloob Brazil for 26, 22 minute episodes while Silverlit has signed on as worldwide master toy partner, and PGS will spearhead all global distribution, licensing and merchandising activities.

“We’re thrilled to introduce this original show with all of the outstanding partners that have been supporting Team Dronix’s vision since inception,” said Sandrine Nguyen, managing director, Technicolor Animation Productions.

“As the leading worldwide manufacturer of drones, we have been amazed by the creative development of Team DroniX and are excited to join this adventure,” added Guillaume Coulaud, marketing director at Silverlit. “As many projects have been introduced to us in recent months, Team DroniX stands out with its compelling characters, sense of fun, storytelling and overall design. We look forward to developing an incredible universe of toys for children to engage with the brand worldwide.”

“We’re always looking for content that mixes adventure with other interesting elements, and Team DroniX is the perfect vehicle to offer boys and girls alike the chance to embark on thrilling adventures with Buck, Tim and Vicky—modern, diverse characters our audiences will care about and relate to—amidst the elaborate high-tech universe of drones,” added Pierre Siracusa, Director of Animation, France Télévisions.

“With powerful production, broadcast and toy experts behind the development of this project, we are very excited to join Team DroniX, and we are certain the show will be a hit,” commented Paula Taborda dos Guaranys, Head of Content and Programming at Gloob, Globosat’s kids channel.

"As drones are getting hotter than ever, we are excited to join this amazing group of partners in defining a new kids franchise within the genre," added Guillaume Soutter, President of PGS HK.

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