Anja Van Mensel (CEO)|
Samson en Gert|
Het Huis Anubis
Maya the Bee
House of Anubis
BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity
Studio 100 Animation|
Studio 100 started in 1996 with one programme, Samson en Gert. They immediately decided to create a new programme to be able to advertise themselves more. They chose Kabouter Plop (translated Gnome Plop). It has been broadcast on VTM since 1997.
In 1999, Studio 100 expanded significantly with four new projects, all launched in Flanders: a musical, a film, and two new television programmes. For both the musical and the film, VTM was asked to provide financial support. In October of '99, Studio 100 and the Medialaan (formerly known as Vlaamse Media Maatschappij at the time, founded in 1987 as Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij by nine publishers each with an 11.1% share), announced that they would incorporate Meli Park.
Danny Verbiest announced in 2005 that he would no longer play the role of Samson in Samson en Gert and, shortly after, announced his departure from Studio 100. In the subsequent years, many new programmes were created, such as Piet Piraat (Piet Pirate), Mega Mindy, Spring and Het Huis Anubis (House of Anubis), and several others.
In 2007, Studio 100 started exporting some of its productions. Wir 3, (a carbon copy version of K3), was introduced in Germany and they charted there, although they have yet to achieve the same level of success as the originals. Fred & Samson, the French-language equivalent to Samson en Gert, was introduced on the French-speaking television network Club RTL in Wallonia and Brussels. Bumba, a programme about a clown intended for very young children, was sold to several other countries, including Canada and Israel.
In 2008, Studio 100 bought the rights of foreign 1970s TV-hits such as Germany's Die Biene Maja (German dub of Japanese anime series) and Sweden's Pippi Longstocking (still shown in the Netherlands). The next project is a digital radio-station devoted to its own acts. As quoted "Dutch-language children's songs only get so much airplay on regular stations".
In 2016, Studio 100 established a partnership with Qatari-based beIN Media Group to launch an exclusive children's channel via the latter's beIN Channels Network service in the Middle East and North Africa, and provide the content. beIN's channel, beJunior, features the similar aesthetics and programming to Studio 100's own Junior channel.
In 2018, Studio 100 will open a feature-film animation studio called Studio Isar Animation in October.
The headquarters of Studio 100 are located in Schelle and Londerzeel. Studio 100 has access to the largest recording studios in all of Belgium. Frequently, big events are hosted there, such as the preselections for the Eurovision Song Contest.
List of Studio 100 productions
Television series currently in production
|Samson en Gert||1989||Belgium
|centered on the talking dog Samson and his owner Gert.|
|Revolves around the gnome Plop and his friends.|
|Revolves around the captain Piet Piraat and his friends on their ship, the Scheve Schuit. |
There's also a spinoff series, Piet Piraat Wonderwaterwereld, where the captain tells about his underwater adventures.
|De Wereld van K3||2003||Belgium
|A talk show hosted by the three members of the musical ensemble K3.|
|A series for toddlers, centered on the circus clown Bumba and his friends.|
|A children's comedy which revolves around the police agent Mieke and her superhero alter ego Mega Mindy.|
|A television magic show.|
|Big & Small||2008||Belgium
and many more.
|centered on Big and Small.|
|A children's quiz show.|
|A series revolving around three clowns and their circus master.|
|A series centered on Sinterklaas.|
|Comedy series centered on the three members off the musical ensemble K3.|
|Series centered on the rabbit Bobo.|
|Series revolving six teenagers who work at a holiday park and discover that there is an alien among them.|
|A children's drama about three superheroes and their special weapon: the sports car ROX.|
|Jabaloe||2012||Belgium||A children's comedy series, revolving around a group of cowboys in the Wild West.|
|Wizzy & Woppy||1999 - 2002||Belgium
|centered on two mice, a parrot and a turtle who live in a pet store.|
|Numtums||2013 - 2015||Belgium
|a group of ten small creatures called Numtums.|
|Big & Betsy||1999 - 2003||Belgium
|centered on the flatulent and talking pig Big and his boss Betsy.|
|Spring||2002 - 2008||Belgium||Revolves around the teenagers who dance at the Spring dance academy. |
Adaptation for broadcast in the Netherlands: Topstars (2004 - 2006)
|Hallo België||2003 - 2005||Belgium
|A comedy series which revolved around the Flemish businessman Roger, his family and his cheerful Dutch neighbours. |
It was the company's first production that was aimed at an adult audience.
|Het Huis Anubis||2006 - 2009||Belgium
|A series revolving a group of teens who live in a boarding school, where a treasure is hidden. |
English spinoff: House of Anubis
German spinoff: Das Haus Anubis
Spinoff with new characters and a new mysterie Anubis en de Vijf van het Magische Zwaard
|Amika||2008 - 2012||Belgium
|Series about Merel and her horse Amika.|
Musical ensembles and artists
- Samson en Gert (1989–present)
- Kabouter Plop (1997–present)
- K3 (1998–present)
- The 6-teens (2001 - 2004)
- Bo en Monica (2006 - 2007)
- Pim Symoens (2007 - 2009)
- Wir 3 (2007–present)
- Dalton Sisters (2008 - 2010)
- Free Souffriau (2009–present)
- Niels Destadsbader (2009 - 2010)
- My 3 (2017–present) (with Tako Media - partner from Poland)
|Snow White (Sneeuwwitje)||1998||2001 - 2002||2005|
|Sleeping Beauty (Doornroosje)||2002||2002||2003 - 2004|
|Three Little Pigs (De Drie Biggetjes)||2003||2007||2007|
|The Little Mermaid (De Kleine Zeemeermin)||2004||2004 - 2005|
|Alice in Wonderland||2011||2011|
|14-18, the musical||2014|
|Wickie, the musical||2015|
|Original title||English translation||release||release|
|Samson en Gert|
|Hotel op Stelten||Panic in the hotel||March 12, 2008||March 19, 2008|
|De kabouterschat||The gnome's treasure||March 31, 1999||July 8, 1999|
|Plop in de Wolken||Plop in the Clouds||December 6, 2000||December 7, 2000|
|Plop en de Toverstaf||Plop and the Magic Wand||October 25, 2003|
|Plop en Kwispel||Plop and Kwispel||December 15, 2004||February 5, 2005|
|Plop en het Vioolavontuur||Plop and the Violin Adventure||December 14, 2005||December 22, 2005|
|Plop in de Stad||Plop in the city||December 13, 2006||December 13, 2006|
|Plop en de Pinguïn||Plop and the Penguin||October 17, 2007||October 10, 2007|
|Plop en de Kabouterbaby||Plop and the Baby Gnome||December 9, 2009||December 16, 2009|
|Plop wordt Kabouterkoning||Plop becomes the King of Gnomes||March 28, 2012||April 25, 2012|
|K3 en het Magische Medaillon||K3 and the Magic Medallion||September 29, 2004||September 29, 2004|
|K3 en het IJsprinsesje||K3 and the Ice Princess||July 26, 2006||July 20, 2006|
|K3 en de Kattenprins||K3 and the Prince of Cats||December 19, 2007||December 19, 2007|
|K3 Bengeltjes||K3 Brats||December 12, 2012||December 12, 2012|
|K3 Dierenhotel||K3 Animal hotel||February 12, 2014||February 12, 2014|
|K3 Love Cruise||K3 Love Cruise||December 10, 2017||December 10, 2017|
|Piet Piraat en de Betoverde Kroon||Pete the Pirate and the Enchanted Crown||August 3, 2005||July 20, 2005|
|Piet Piraat en het Vliegende Schip||Pete the Pirate and the Flying Ship||October 25, 2006||October 2006|
|Piet Piraat en het Zwaard van Zilvertand||Pete the Pirate and the Sword of Silvertooth||December 10, 2008||December 17, 2008|
|Piet Piraat en het Zeemonster||Pete the Pirate and the Seamonster||June 26, 2013||August 31, 2013|
|Het Geheim van Mega Mindy||The secret of Mega Mindy||July 1, 2009||July 8, 2009|
|Mega Mindy en het Zwarte Kristal||Mega Mindy and the Black Crystal||December 15, 2010||December 16, 2010|
|Mega Mindy en de Snoepbaron||Mega Mindy and the Candy Baron||December 21, 2011||December 21, 2011|
|Mega Mindy vs. Rox||Mega Mindy vs. Rox||December 9, 2015||December 9, 2015|
|Het Huis Anubis|
|Het Pad der 7 Zonden||The Path of the Seven Sins||October 15, 2008||October 8, 2008|
|Anubis en de wraak van Arghus||Anubis and Arghus' Revenge||December 16, 2009||December 16, 2009|
|Wickie de Viking|
|Wickie de Viking, de film||Wickie the Viking, the movie||March 31, 2010||April 21, 2010|
|Wickie en de Schat van de Goden||Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods||July 4, 2012||May 23, 2012|
|Hasselt||Plopsa Indoor Hasselt|
|Hannuit en Landen||Plopsaqua Hannuit-Landen (opening 2020)|
|The Netherlands||Coevorden||Plopsa Indoor Coevorden|
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- "Studio 100 to open film-focused animation studio".
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- "Musical '14-18′ wordt opvolger van Daens!". 24 June 2011.
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