Following the huge success of the Geronimo Stilton books, this popular fictional character is finally coming to TV screens, to the joy of his numerous young readers.
At Mipcom, Atlantyca, the company that holds the rights to the popular mouse, will be launching the cartoon it has co-produced with France’s Moonscoop, in collaboration with Rai Fiction and M6.
There will be 26 x 22′ episodes based on the popular series of children’s books written by Elisabetta Dami, published by Edizioni Piemme – 150 titles (books, audio books, CDs) in 7 years, translated into over 30 languages, over 16 million copies of which have been sold in Italy.
The books have featured in the Italian Junior Top Ten Bestsellers list 270 times, 42 times in first place.
Stilton has also achieved world fame: his books are now available in over 100 countries.
In the United States, France, Spain, China and Holland, in particular, Geronimo Stilton is considered to be the most successful publishing phenomenon of recent years.
The cartoon follows the adventures of Geronimo, the likeable editor of the Rodent’s Gazette, his friends and relatives, a family of mice who live in a world like our own but which is inhabited exclusively by mice: New Mouse City, also known as The Big Cheese (which, in fact, has a lot of similarities with New York), is the capital of Mouse Island, situated in the Mousific Ocean.
Mouse Island is as big as a continent and stretches from the impenetrable mountains of Transratania to the steppes of Ratzikistan, the coldest place on the island.
In each episode, Geronimo and his team set off on a new adventure during which they often manage to get big scoops for the Rodent’s Gazette, the most important multimedia group of New Mouse City which includes press, TV, radio and Internet, all keeping the city well informed.
Some stories take our heroes to Egypt to see the pyramids or to Belgium to taste the famous waffles!
Other times they come to the aid of Professor Von Volt with his latest, great invention, or just hang around New Mouse City.
The screenplays are inspired by some of the books and have also been written specially for the cartoon series which, like the books, is a combination of adventure, mystery and comedy.