19 Sep 2023
Hello Maestro! (Once Upon a Time) Evergreen series dealing with educational topics
1/ Once upon a time...MAN
The story of Earth and Humanity, from Big Bang till 20th century with projection into the future. Three episodes deal with Prehistory, following topics are Fertile Valleys, the First Empires, Greece, Rome, then 18 episodes deal with contemporary history and future.
2/ Once upon a time... SPACE
A journey into Space. From one planet to another, our friends (same characters as “Once upon a time...Man”) lead us to discover other worlds and other life forms in a fascinating adventure full of humour, poetry, philosophy and mythology.
3/ Once upon a time...LIFE
A journey into the human body. We are in the very core of the human being and the cells, mineral salts, viruses... are personified and look like the famous characters of the “Once upon a time...” series. We discover how the body works with Maestro’s playful comments whose office is situated inside the brain. Goods (such as white blood cells) are fighting against Nasties (the Pest and the Dwarf are aggressive viruses or bacteria), in order to keep the body healthy and have it work properly.
4/ Once upon a time... AMERICAS
Our familiar characters (Maestro, Pierrot, the Pest, the Dwarf...) live the History of the whole American Continent (north and south) from the invasions of the Eurasians crossing the dry Bering Detroit...We also learn about Jacques Cartier in Canada, Cortès in Mexico, Bolivar in Venezuela... About the USA, we get to know more about the War of Independence, the Goldrush, and the Indians fight...
5/ Once upon a time... THE DISCOVERERS
This is the exciting story of the great discoveries and of those who made them, and therefore shaping the world to make it as it is today. From Chinese writing to the invention of the automobile, taking us from electricity, to vaccination, and measurement... Maestro guides us through the centuries, introducing us to famous Newton, Galileo, Faraday, Edison, Darwin, Gutenberg, Einstein, and Marie Curie.
6/ Once upon a time... THE EXPLORERS
This is a counterpart to "... the Discoverers" who took us along the route to discovery of scientific knowledge. "The Explorers", on the other hand, take us to unknown lands and horizons. They will show us how we came to know our planet which, a very few centuries ago, we must never forget, was just a terra incognita...
7/ Once upon a time... PLANET EARTH
Maestro draws the children's attention to the importance of Sustainable Development. Our familiar young heroes are now secondary school pupils, aged 13 and 14 years. They are confronted to problems related to global warming, pollution, drought, and decrease of energy resources.
With Maestro they always try to find out some realistic and optimistic evolution to all these situations still in respect of humanist values and solidarity.
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Yes, if required. Every buyer has different needs when it comes to localisation. Some prefer to manage the process and others prefer us to. We ensure all dubbing work goes out to tender to ensure competitive pricing and high quality. We coordinate between the dubbing studio, the buyers and the producers to ensure they receive the necessary approvals. If the buyer is producing the dubbing we negotiate the lowest fees in case we need to access their dubs in the future as part of the deal.
Yes, we sell shows to all forms of kids content providers including digital and video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube etc.
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We cover the entire world. Kids shows, especially animated ones which can be localised easily, sell in any country where they have kid-focused channels and platforms. Shows that sell best and to whom largely depends on the type of show, the quality of the production and its success in other countries. To date we have sold shows in 194 countries across the world.
We sell shows to a wide range of broadcast channels, VOD and digital platforms worldwide. From large free-to-air channels to smaller niche channels, we deal with all types of kids content providers. We also manage the licencing and merchandising rights for a few of our shows in specific territories.
Jetpack Distribution Ltd is a privately-owned company based in London. Incorporated in May 2014, it’s owned by Samka Productions SAS, based in Paris and the current CEO Dominic Gardiner. Samuel Kaminka and Dominic are the two company directors. As CEO, Dominic runs the day to day business.