Toronto-based production and distribution studio 9 Story Entertainment has signed on as the worldwide distributor of Ben’s City (Pérusse Cité), a prime-time animated sitcom (13 Ã— 22 min) from Montreal-based Oasis Animation and famous francophone comedian FranÃ§ois Pérusse, it was announced by 9 Story EVP Business Development Natalie Osborne.
Available in both French and English, finished episodes of the primetime animated series will be introduced to the international marketplace at MIPTV. The French-language version was commissioned by the SRC (Société Radio-Canada) with the participation of ARTV, in the Canadian francophone market and 9 Story has placed the English-language version with CBC.
“We are thrilled to be working with Oasis Animation and look forward to bringing this hilarious new series to buyers at MIPTV,” said Osborne. “The popularity of FranÃ§ois Pérusse’s extensive body of work in France and French speaking Europe, as well as at home in Quebec coupled with Oasis Animation’s expert execution of FranÃ§ois’ unique concept will serve to quickly attract a strong and loyal following for Ben’s City.”
Ben’s City is an animated sitcom populated by a crew of odd-ball characters from comedian FranÃ§ois Pérusse’s warped and hilarious imagination. It parodies daily life in a big cosmopolitan city and the suburbs — all through the eyes of our protagonist Ben and the various people in his world.