Series on young genius “Leo da Vinci”, recent winner of the New York Animation Film Awards for Best Director, lands a spot on Canadian TV channel Télé-Québec.
Yet another major broadcaster adds “Leo da Vinci” to its schedule: the episodes, now dubbed into French, can be enjoyed both on the small screen and on Canadian network Télé-Québec’s online platform.
The series is based on the award-winning feature film “Leo da Vinci – Mission Mona Lisa” which was released worldwide between 2018 and 2019. After a great success on Rai Gulp, the Gruppo Alcuni series also aired on German channel KiKa, with record ratings.
NYAFA awards the series
The New York Animation Film Awards are known for highlighting the best in international animation.
The “Best Director” prize awarded to Sergio Manfio at this year’s NYAFA Film Festival is particularly meaningful because it honors a series that celebrates creativity, embodied in the character of Leo da Vinci, Gruppo Alcuni’s representation of a young Leonardo, before he became a universally well-known inventor, artist and scientist.
The award is harbinger of great things to come for the international release of “Leo da Vinci – Season 2,” which premieres at this year’s Mipcom.
A new Renaissance
The first action-packed 52-episode season of “Leo da Vinci” chronicles the 15-year-old genius’s adventures in 1467 Florence.
Leo and good friends Lisa and Lollo come face to face with a devious conspirator and a group of ruthless pirates who are threatening their friend Lorenzo, later known as “the Magnificent.”
The accurately recreated historic setting captures this extraordinary era of Renaissance Florence with the unique freshness that only well-crafted animation can bring to the table.
“Leo da Vinci” was created and produced by Gruppo Alcuni in collaboration with Rai Kids, Cosmos Maya, HR and All Rights Entertainment and was kindly supported by Trentino Film Commission and POR FESR (Veneto Region).