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Advanced Television | Coop Troop goes global

Children’s television producer Sixteen South alongside co-production partner Mikros have announced a raft of new sales for their new animated series, Coop Troop, following its recent UK debut on ITVX.

In addition to ITVX, the 52 x 11’ deluxe CGI animation, aimed at kids aged 6-9, has been acquired by ABC Australia, RTE Ireland, SVT Sweden, YLE Finland and Radio-Canada with more sales to be announced in the near future.

17 November 2023

Read the full article on the Advanced television website here.

Coop Troop features the entertaining exploits of a gang of five unlikely heroes: hyperactive rabbit Maggie, eccentric inventor Flo the chicken, bon vivant swine Clive, excitable lamb Billy and enigmatic egg, Jo d’Oeuf. Thirsty for adventure to escape their mundane farm life, the Coop Troop’s mission is to help any animal with a problem – and they’re kept very busy by the precious, pampered pets of neighbouring town, Animauville.

With its positive attitude, crazy humour and ridiculous exploits, the show is not only hugely entertaining but also shows its young viewers how you can solve any problem with friendship and teamwork.

Sixteen South’s Creative Director, Colin Williams said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the response to Coop Troop from all corners of the globe, testament to the universal appeal of this motley group of furry, feathery and woolly rescuers and their hilarious exploits. We wanted to make a retro homage to classic TV series of the 70s and 80s like The A-Team which also promoted important messages for today’s kids, such as the value of friendship and working together, and we’re thrilled to see that broadcasters worldwide are loving watching it as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.”

Sandrine Nguyen, Managing Director a Producer at Mikros Animation IP said: “We are so thrilled with the warm welcome that has been given to our ‘Crazy Zany Gang’! It is really a pleasure to see the humour and heart that are at the centre of the show resonate across the world.”

Sixteen South Originals’ first show for an older age group and its first CGI animated series,  Coop Troop is a co-production with Mikros Animation IP  along with France Télévisions in France and Tencent Video in China. Co-created by Colin Williams of Sixteen South and the children’s author and illustrator Alex T. Smith, the series debuted on France Télévisions in 2023. Sixteen South Rights is managing the global distribution rights for the series outside of France and China.  The Coop Troop has received funding from the UK Global Screen Fund – financed by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by the BFI, Northern Ireland Screen, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) and RégionProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.