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|Founded||1984 as France Animation
1987 as Futuroscope
1990 as Antefilms
2001 as Antefilms Production
2003 as MoonScoop
2014 as Splash Entertainment
|Founder(s)||Christophe Di Sabatino and Benoît Di Sabatino|
The MoonScoop Group is a French animation and production company that creates and publishes animated television series. Its corporate headquarters are located in Paris, France, along with offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. It was established in 2003. It is most famously known for Code Lyoko and its recent fifth season Code Lyoko Evolution.
One of MoonScoop's predecessors was France Animation, founded in 1984. France Animation went on to become the original producers of Les Mondes Engloutis ("Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea"). By the early 2000s, it bought Antefilms Production—an outfit created by Christophe Di Sabatino and Benoît Di Sabatino in 1990[not in citation given]—to form the present day MoonScoop. MoonScoop's holdings also include Funbag Animation Studios.
Acquisition of MoonScoop
As of February 4, 2014, MoonScoop had been 100% acquired by Mike and Liz Young of Ellipsanime whom has purchased all of Moonscoop's assets for $820,518 as well as retaining the remaining 27 Employees including the executive producer, Nicolas Atlan. MoonScoop is now re-branded as "Splash Entertainment"
Christophe Di Sabatino and Benoît Di Sabatino (brothers) are the co-executive chairmen of the MoonScoop Group. Nicolas Atlan and Axel Dauchez are co-CEOs.
The MoonScoop Group is made up of numerous subsidiaries:
- Antefilms Production - Antefilms Production is a French company that makes TV shows. It was established by Christophe Di Sabatino and Benoît Di Sabatino in 1990;
- XANA Post-Production — The XANA Post-Production company is a part of MoonScoop. It does the post-production for Code Lyoko;
- Taffy Entertainment - Handles worldwide Distribution, Marketing and Consumer Products Licensing for nearly all of the shows made by MoonScoop.
- MoonScoop Digital Entertainment (formerly known as Queen Bee Interactive) - French developer of interactive applications and broadcast services for Television, Mobile and the Internet.
- Mike Young Productions - MoonScoop owns a controlling stake in this independent animation studio based in Los Angeles and Wales, UK.
- Kabillion - the Multi-platform Kids Network which runs kids programming and online global community in 20 million US Cable households and almost 60 million US broadband households, as well as around the world.
Code Lyoko is a French animated series featuring both conventional animation and computer-generated imagery, produced by Antefilms during the first season and MoonScoop during the second, in association with the France 3 television network and Canal J. Code Lyoko is about a group of four boarding school students enrolled at Kadic Junior High School, named Jeremie, Odd, Ulrich, and Yumi. The students try to help a virtual girl named Aelita leave the virtual world of Lyoko (found inside a supercomputer housed in the basement of an abandoned factory near their school), and enter the real world.
A megalomaniac digital entity named Xana, bent on world domination, has taken over the supercomputer in charge of Lyoko. If the group is able to get Aelita to the activated tower(s) out of the more than forty scattered about four of Lyoko's five regions, she can neutralize Xana's attack on the real world; then the supercomputer can reverse time to just before the attack, leaving no one except the group to remember any of the events that transpired. To complicate the situation, they must do this while ensuring that their classmates and teachers are not killed (because going back in time cannot bring back those killed by Xana), and deal with the various personality clashes they have with them at the same time.
A long time ago humans and animals lived together in harmony. But a wicked wizard named High Roller controlled 2 animals and tricked the other animals into thinking that humans were their enemies. Chaos reigned until a group of warriors, Lin Chung, Jumpy Ghostface, Mystique Sonia, Commander ApeTrully, Mr. No Hands, and Mighty Ray, had joined forces to end the war.
List of MoonScoop shows
(Note: As MoonScoop was the result of a merger between Antefilms and France Animation, this list consists of programming from both catalogs.)
- Air Academy
- Albert le 5ème Mousquetaire
- The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog
- Arsène Lupin
- Au Coeur des Toiles
- The Babaloos On Vacation
- The Babaloos
- The Birds
- The Race
- Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
- Chloe's Closet
- Chip et Charly
- Code Lyoko
- Code Lyoko Evolution (still in production; ongoing)
- The Christmas Pirates
- The Jungle Book
- Dr. Dog
- En Attendant Noël
- Fantastic Four (French: Les Quatre Fantastiques)
- Fred des Cavernes
- Funky Cops
- Garage Kids (Pilot of Code Lyoko)
- Geronimo Stilton (TV series)
- Horace et Tina
- Hero: 108
- Hubert and Takako
- The Invisible Man
- It's Archie
- The Legend of White Fang
- Les Mondes Engloutis (Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea)
- Little Vampire
- Mr. Roger
- My Phone Genie
- Night Hood
- Nobeard The Pirate
- Nothing But Monsters
- Patrol 03
- Pet Alien (French: Alién Bazaar)
- Quick & Flupke
- Robinson Sucroe
- Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch
- Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures
- Tara Duncan
- Toad Patrol (current distributor)
- The Twisted Whiskers Show
- Vampires, Pirates & Aliens
- Waiting For Christmas
- Wheel Squad
- Zevo-3 (with Skechers Entertainment)
List of MoonScoop films
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- Willett, Rebekah; Robertson, Muriel; Marsh, Jackie, eds. (2011). "Achieving a Global Reach on Children's Cultural Markets". Play, Creativity and Digital Cultures. Routledge. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-203-88869-8. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- Taffy Ent. Animation Continues to Travel