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Dandelooo to adapt children’s book series ‘Gaston’s Emotions’ for TV

Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo is set to adapt the successful children’s book series Gaston’s Emotions for television.

Written by author and illustrator Aurélie Chien Chow Chine and published by Hachette Enfants, an imprint of Hachette Livre France, the books featuring a unicorn with a rainbow-coloured mane – which changes colour when he experiences strong emotions – have sold over 900,000 copies in France alone over the past three years and have been translated into 24 other languages.

The preschool comedy series, which teaches children to identify their feelings and manage them effectively, is currently being developed by Aurélie Chien Chow Chine, Chloé Sastre and Romain Gadiou.

Dandelooo will hold worldwide distribution rights to the animation series.