Mediatoon was created by the Média-Participations group, the European leader in French-language comics and manga and one of the major producers of animated cartoons in Europe. Mediatoon oversees the group’s rights management in comic book publishing and audiovisual productions.
The Mediatoon Foreign Rights department is responsible for selling licenses to international publishers, magazines, and newspapers. MFR handles the foreign rights for the comic books published by the five imprints within the group, namely Dargaud, Dupuis, Le Lombard, Lucky Comics and Kana, as well as for illustrated children books released by the imprint Little Urban. MFR also represents a few independent publishers such as Les Éditions de La Gouttière, Petit à Petit, and Ankama.
Over 1.5 million licensed editions of comic albums and illustrated books in foreign languages are sold every year, in over 40 countries and in more than 30 languages.