Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has signed a deal with Italian public broadcaster Rai for the 26-minute short film Mum is pouring Rain.
The deal finalized by Dandelooo’s International Sales & Acquisitions Manager, Gennarino Romano (Rino) sees the heartwarming 2-D animated Special launch in November on Rai Gulp.
Commissioned by Canal+ and co-produced by Laïdak Films and Dandelooo, MUM IS POURING RAIN with striking hand-painted backgrounds is created and directed by Lagardère Foundation Winner, Hugo de Faucompret. Winner of the Jury Award for a TV Special at Annecy and Best Animation Award at Shanghai TV Festival 2021, the Special was also shortlisted this year for the Oscars – the 94th Academy Awards® and nominated for Best Special Production at the 49th Annie Awards.
Mum is pouring rain is a touching story of 8-year-old Jane who must spend Christmas on her own with her grandma, while her mother struggles with depression. Jane doesn’t understand why her mother is not joining them for the Christmas festivities, but the holidays turn out to be quite an adventure as Jane meets new friends. As she learns to open up to others, Jane will inspire her mother with the strength to get back on her feet.
Dandelooo has also announced that it is currently in the process of expansion with the opening of new offices in Milan. Working together with a great international team, Rino will spearhead the Milan office offering meaningful kids animated series. He will be responsible for co-production, acquisitions & international sales for CEE, CIS, Germany, Italy, and Portugal for the entire Dandelooo slate.