Cartoon caper The DaVincibles continues overseas sales
A “comedy caper” cartoon series co-produced by an Emmy Award-winning Sydney company continues to rock the international market.
SLR Productions’ The DaVincibles, a 52×11 minute series for 8-12 year-olds, has again picked up sales overseas, most recently in Spain (TVE), Benelux (Disney Channel), Portugal (Dreamia), Israel (Noga) and the Middle East (MBC).
These new agreements follow recent Asian sales, in both Thailand (Truevisions) and Malaysia (NTV7).
The show, which made its debut in Australia earlier this month on Channel Seven, was created and produced by SLR Productions along with several international companies including France’s Moonscoop and Zodiak Active.
“It’s a real kind of classic comedy caper about a family and their explorations around the world,” SLR Productions executive producer Suzanne Ryan told IF.
“It’s been a lot of fun to work on; artistically it’s been a really high-end show for us – we really have enjoyed it.”
The “wild, slapstick” show follows the comedic exploits of the modern-day DaVinci family as they explore the world for rare artifacts to sell at Uncle Leo’s Kurios Kat antique shop. Along the way, they cross paths with the world’s most devious, yet questionably competent super villains known as The Society of Very Bad Villains.
Very dangerous and very ineffective, the SVBV will stop at nothing to defeat Pablo, Lisa and Uncle Leo. From their headquarters below a family style pizza parlour, the super-genius Qube and his SVBV constantly plot to rule the world.
SLR Productions’ new show GASP! – based on a series of comic books by Aussie author Terry Denton – goes to air on Nine, starting this Saturday at 11.30am.
The DaVincibles can be seen every Saturday morning at 11.30am on Channel Seven until April 9.