Dandelooo Inks Distribution Agreement for The Great White North
Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has signed a distribution agreement with Tobo Media (Canada) for the heart-warming, 2D hour-long animated winter Special The Great White North. By: Wee Yan Ling
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Paris - Dandelooo has been granted the exclusive worldwide distribution rights, not including French-speaking territories to The Great White North, the sequel to the captivating mini-series and Special ‘Dounia’.
Directed by André Kadi, the 2D special was produced by Tobo Media and Du Coup Productions (Canada), created by Marya Zarif and targeted to 6 to 9-year-olds. The story follows the journey of 7-year-old Dounia and her grandparents who were forced to leave Syria, finally found a new home and new friends in Canada. They gradually familiarise themselves with the heart of Canada, a nation that has embraced them through its constantly shifting seasons, its varied culinary offerings, and its multitude of languages.
Dounia’s Syrian culture, Rosalie’s Quebecer culture and Miguizou’s indigenous culture got to know each other as they came together and learned from each other. Dounia must also live with the trauma of war and the absence of her father. When his father is released, he embarks on his search to reunite with his daughter. Dounia learns to call her father with all her heart, which ultimately leads him to finding his own daughter, all thanks to Miguizou’s grandmother.
Commenting on the agreement, Emmanuèle Petry, Producer & Head of International at Dandelooo said, “The Great White North is a beautiful resilience story about integrating into a new home. Today the terrifying news about wars and populations fleeing their countries, creates anxiety in most children, so we are proud to show an optimistic take on how some people can overcome these terrible challenges in this wonderful second Special. Dounia is a magnificent and soothing symbol of hope and triumph for kids around the world”.
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