The animation studio, set up by Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet in 2004, is known for such kids series as Simon Super Rabbit, Lou!, Zip Zip and Tootuff. That week, it was named producer of the year at the 2023 Cartoon Forum in Toulouse.
Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
The GO-N library of 11 series totaling some 250 half hours of premium animation will be added to Federation’s Kids & Family division, which now boasts more than 730 half-hours of kids animation and live-action programming.
“GO-N has been creating premium animation for almost 20 years now, and this next stage in our company’s evolution will take things to a whole new level,” Garnet and de Galard said in a statement. “Our main focus has been on content and talent, extending out programs to young audiences worldwide, whilst also highlighting French expertise. In joining the Federation group of companies, we are aligning ourselves with other producers who share the same values and aspirations. This move will bolster our international development, and allow us to produce increasingly ambitious and original content, both in terms of target demographics, formats and animation techniques. We move into this next phase with our entire team, including Emmanuel de Franceschi, executive producer and Amélie Oliveau, digital and marketing manager. We very much look forward to working closely with Federation.”
With the GO-N acquisition, Pascal Breton’s Paris-based Federation now operates 35 production companies in France and globally, including Cottonwood Media (Find Me In Paris, Theodosia), Britain’s Vertigo Films (Bulletproof, Britannia) and Rome-based Fabula Pictures (Netflix’s Baby).