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Moonscoop

MoonScoop Group
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MoonScoop logo (2005-Present)
Founded 1984 as France Animation
1987 as Futuroscope
1990 as Antefilms
2001 as Antefilms Production
2003 as MoonScoop
Founder(s) Christophe Di Sabatino and Benoît Di Sabatino
Headquarters
Origins France
Focus(es) Television
Subsidiaries
  • Antefilms
  • XANA Post-Production
  • Taffy Entertainment
  • MoonScoop Digital Entertainment
  • Mike Young Productions
  • Kabillion
Website http://www.moonscoop.com/

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.

History

One of MoonScoop's predecessors was France Animation, founded in 1984.[1] 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—to form the present day MoonScoop.[2] MoonScoop's holdings also include Funbag Animation Studios.

Important people

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.

Subsidiaries

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.[3]
  • 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.

Notable shows

Code Lyoko

Main article: Code Lyoko

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.

Hero: 108

Main article: Hero: 108

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.)

List of MoonScoop films

  • Harry

References

External links

  • The official site
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