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SIP Animation
Saban International Paris (1977–2002)
Industry Animation studio
Record label
Fate Closed
Successor The Walt Disney Company France
Founded 1977; 46 years ago (1977)
Founders Haim Saban
Jacqueline Tordjman
Defunct 2009; 14 years ago (2009)
Parent Saban Entertainment (1980–2002)
Independent (2002–2009) (49% minority stake owned by The Walt Disney Company)

SIP Animation (known as Saban International Paris until 2002) was a French animation studio, and a former subsidiary of Saban Entertainment. By 2009, the company had produced over 390 hours of animated content.

Despite the name, the company was not directly related to the Saban subsidiaries Saban International or Saban International Services.

Shows produced

As Saban International Paris

Some of the shows featured the "Saban's" corporate bug in their title. Saban Entertainment itself is not listed.

  • Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid (1991, co-production with Antenne 2, Hexatel, Fuji TV and Fuji Eight Co., Ltd.)
  • Saban's Around the World in 80 Dreams (1992-1993, co-production with Antenne 2)
  • Saban’s Gulliver’s Travels (1992–1993, co-production with Antenne 2)
  • Journey to the Heart of the World (1993–1994, co-production with Media Films TV, Dargaud Films and Belvision Studios)
  • Space Strikers (1995–1996, co-production with M6 and Montana, in association with Seoul Broadcasting System Productions)
  • Saban's Iznogoud (1995, co-production with P.I.A. S.A., France 2, BBC and RTL 4 S.A.)
  • Saban's The Why Why Family (1995–1998, co-production with France 3 and ARD/Degeto)
  • Saban's Adventures of Oliver Twist (1996–1997)
  • Saban's Princess Sissi (1997–1998, co-production with CinéGroupe, France 3, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Ventura Film Distributors B.V. and Créativité et Développement)
  • Walter Melon (1998–1999, co-production with France 2, ARD/Degeto and Scottish Television Enterprises)
  • Saban's Diabolik (1999–2001, co-production with M6, Ashi Productions and Mediaset S.p.A.)
  • Jim Button (1999-2000, co-production with CinéGroupe, Société Radio-Canada, WDR, Ventura Film Distributors B.V., TF1, ARD/Degeto and Thomas Haffa/EM.TV & Merchandising AG)
  • Wunschpunsch (2000-2001, co-production with CinéGroupe, Société Radio-Canada, Ventura Film Distributors B.V. and TF1)
  • Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus (2001–2002, co-production with Night Storms Productions) (continued work as SIP)

As SIP Animation


  • Astaquana (2007)
  • Wesh Wesh Express (2008)
  • Ko-Bushi [fr] (2008)
  • The Jokers (2008)

Short film

  • Inukshuk (2009)
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