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Shows or dramas that are produced by two TV companies, each in different countries. Especially in the most recent decades, an animated TV show has always been produced by at least two studios in some way, since animation is expensive and labor-intensive.

Examples of International Coproduction include:


Anime


Films -- Animation


Films -- Live-Action

  • Mongol -- A collaboration between Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Germany, with a significant amount of filming done in China.
  • Paris Je Taime -- Features segments by filmmakers from around the world, including France, Mexico, the USA, England, and Japan.
  • The Three Musketeers 2011 -- A co-production between the UK, Germany and France, with talent from all three countries (along with American Logan Lerman in the lead).
    • Similar with Inglourious Basterds, shot in the same studio (Babelsberg), which was a German/American co-production.
  • The Harry Potter films -- USA (Warner Bros and, for a time, 1492 Pictures)/UK (Heyday Films). 1492 Pictures is Chris Columbus's own production company, which left the series when he did. Heyday Films is David Heyman's production company. The second film added in a German company, MIRACLE Productions GmbH & Co. KG, which never did anything else. And on top of providing effects for all the films, the eighth also had Moving Picture Company co-produce.
  • Many blockbusters in The Eighties were this. It started majorly with Star Wars, which had an American studio, director and parts of the cast, but was shot in England with an English crew and using British actors for minor roles and with post-production split between the two. Other films that applies to this model were the first Indiana Jones films, Aliens, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Batman.

Live-Action TV

  • The Grid -- set and filmed on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Five Days -- produced by HBO Films and the BBC. Set in South Hertfordshire.
  • The early seasons of the new Doctor Who is technically a CBC production as well as a BBC Wales one (and the leak of "Rose" came from a CBC employee). However, the closing credits in the UK only referenced them during Series 3 and "The Runaway Bride".
  • K 9 is a co-production between Jetix Europe and Network 10 (an Australian television channel).
  • While the first three seasons of Torchwood were 100% BBC productions, the fourth is a co-production between the BBC and the American Starz Entertainment.
  • Battlestar Galactica Reimagined -- co-produced by the Sci Fi Channel and Sky TV, and filmed in Canada. Sky TV only actually co-produced the first season but their name is still in the credits because the show still uses sets that Sky built during season 1.
  • Rome is co-produced by HBO and the BBC.
  • Charlie Jade-- co-produced by the Canadian CHUM Television and the South African Industrial Development Corporation.
  • Lexx-- A Canadian and German co-production with additional funding from Britain.
  • Shoebox Zoo was a co-production between BBC Scotland and a Canadian company.
  • Foreign Exchange -- Filmed On Location in both Ireland and Australia.
  • Myth Busters -- USA/Australia
  • Farscape -- USA/Australia
  • The Worst Witch (TV series) was co-produced with HTV (a UK company) and Gala Films (a Canadian company).
  • Defying Gravity -- Canada/USA/UK/Germany.
  • The Muppet Show -- a show featuring American puppeteers, filmed at and produced by an ITV station in the UK.
  • Power Rangers -- A co-production of the Toei Company in Japan (for the Super Sentai source footage, costumes and concepts), Saban Entertainment/Saban Brands (for the seasons between Power Rangers Wild Force and Power Rangers RPM, make this Disney, under the name of BVS Entertainment) in the United States, and in the later seasons, Village Roadshow Productions (Ranger Productions subsididary) from New Zealand.
  • Spectrobes: USA/Japan
  • Jason and The Heroes of Mount Olympus was a France/US co-production. And there will be no page for that show, until it is released in some form. So far, only some of the episodes are available on YouTube.
  • Friends (not the American sitcom) was a Japanese/South Korean Dorama filmed in both countries.
  • She Wolf of London: UK/US. It was moved to Los Angeles and retitled Love and Curses when the UK producers pulled their funding.
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - filmed in Japan, involves both Japanese and American talents.
  • Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real: Britain/USA


Toys


Video Games


Western Animation

Notes

  1. just replace Madhouse with Studio BONES and Toei Animation
  2. Studio 4°C, Production I.G, Bee Train and Madhouse
  3. Challenge of the Go Bots, A Pup Named Scooby Doo and the later seasons of The Smurfs; for instance
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