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Disney Channels orders French kids series Groove High

Disney Channels has commissioned Groove High, a kids comedy from French producer Planet Nemo, and will air it across the world.

The network will air the 26x30mins series in the UK, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India, Portugal and Spain.

Groove High is a 2D animated series with live action segments and targeting kids six to fourteen.

The show is produced by Planet Nemo in association Telegael and Nexus. It has also been pre-sold to international broadcasters including Canal Plus (Poland), Nickelodeon (Benelux/Scandinavia), Noga (Israel), PBS Malta, TG4 (Ireland), Televisa (Latin America), YLE (Finland), E-Vision (Dubai) and French language channel TV5 Monde.

The series follows teens Zoe and Tom who are touring with their rock band but are also nostalgic about their high schools.

Patricia Hidalgo, VP, content and programming strategy, The Walt Disney Company EMEA comments: “We are delighted to welcome Groove High to the Disney Channel fold. This acquisition underscores our ongoing commitment to provide global programming with the very best creative production companies from markets across Europe. The series combines a unique mix of animation, live-action comedy and music, which perfectly complements our own highly successful quality content including the hugely popular series Phineas and Ferb and Austin & Ally.”

Frédéric Puech, president, Planet Nemo added: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Disney on this exciting new series and are extremely pleased to have secured agreements with leading broadcast platforms in such key territories. Groove High is sure to resonate with children everywhere as they recognise the funny scenarios and shared experiences which take place in schools all over the world.”