Bayard Jeunesse Animation

Bayard Jeunesse Animation is a production company subsidiary of the Bayard group. Since its creation in 2002, it has produced around ten animated series adapted from Bayard heroes from Little Brown Bear to Zouk, including Samsam, Polo and Tomtom and Nana.

The company has also produced remarkable animated series such as Les récits Fondateurs and Jésus, l’histoire d’une parole, which offer a new reading of the Old Testament and the Gospels.

Bayard Jeunesse Animation is a singular audiovisual player that pursues with its viewers the values that Bayard has been defending for several generations with its readers.

Zouk

Based on the universe created by Serge Bloch & Nicolas Hubesch
Zouk is a series of 52 11-minute episodes co-produced with Normaal Animation that will be broadcast at the end of 2021 on Canal+.
Zouk is a normal little girl…well almost, she slaloms between the skyscrapers on her flying broom, she brushes her teeth with toad’s drool, and can transform her best friend into whatever comes into her head with a magic formula. Because Zouk is a little witch of character !

Jesus, the story of a Word
Written by Frédéric Boyet and drawn by Serge Bloch
After the founding stories, Frederic Boyer and Serge Bloch come back with a new book and an animated series around the life of Jesus and the memory it left behind. This contemporary tale manages to restore the strength, modernity and even more, the immense literary scope of the Gospels.

1jour1question (1day1question) : current affairs for kids

1 jour 1 question (1 day 1 question) is an animated current affairs series that answers a child’s question every day in 1 minute 30. Conceived by Milan with France 4, FranceTV Education and Ludo, this programme helps children to build their own reasoning and to obtain the keys that will enable them to form their own opinion.
1jour1question website

Music

ADF-Bayard Musique, a Bayard subsidiary, brings together several labels :

  • The ADF Musique label for religious music: religious and liturgical songs.
  • The Studio M label for classical and sacred music.
  • Label Ouest presents a catalogue of songs, jazz and world music.
  • • Finally, the Arc En Ciel label for children’s music.

ADF-Bayard Musique portal website

Podcasts – Audio numérique

La Croix: L’envers du récit (The Making of) podcast

In the L’envers du récit podcast, a journalist from La Croix tells the behind-the-scenes story of a report, the circumstances before the story was written, the journalist’s personal experience of the story, and how the story progressed. In this original series, entirely produced by La Croix, the author of an article or the photographer of a photograph tells the story of his or her report or photo essay which is often punctuated with intense encounters and unexpected moments.
These episodes are available every Wednesday on podcast platforms [ITunes, Spotify, Deezer, PodcastAddict], and on La Croix’s website and app.

Pèlerins dans l’âme (Pilgrims at heart): Franck Ferrand’s podcast about famous pilgrims
In the weekly magazine Le Pèlerin, the historian and story-teller Franck Ferrand follows in the footsteps of famous pilgrims in search of meaning, from Charles de Foulcauld to Sylvain Tesson, as well as Alexandra David-Néel, George Sand and Jean-Christophe Rufin. Share the journey in the footsteps of these famous people.

Bayard Éditions – Histoires de jeunesse (Stories for Children)

Histoires de jeunesse is a podcast about the authors of children’s literature. It explains the behind-the-scenes process of writing and creation. These stories for children create emotions, enable listeners to identify with the character, to make them think about others and themselves, and to discover the pleasure of reading. However, there is an unsolved mystery: where do these stories come from? How did they enter the minds and imaginations of their authors? Are they based on adverse reactions, emotions, readings or songs?
During this podcast, some of the indisputable leading authors of children’s publications let the listener into their worlds, and tell the most exciting story of all: how they created their story. This podcast will appeal to everyone, from listeners who are very enthusiastic about children’s literature to booksellers, librarians, and teachers. Everyone will enjoy sharing these emotions.
The podcasts take place on the first Thursday of every month.
Histoires de jeunesse is a podcast about the authors of children’s literature. It explains the behind-the-scenes process of writing and creation. These stories for children create emotions, enable listeners to identify with the character, to make them think about others and themselves, and to discover the pleasure of reading. However, there is an unsolved mystery: where do these stories come from? How did they enter the minds and imaginations of their authors? Are they based on adverse reactions, emotions, readings or songs?
During this podcast, some of the indisputable leading authors of children’s publications let the listener into their worlds, and tell the most exciting story of all: how they created their story. This podcast will appeal to everyone, from listeners who are very enthusiastic about children’s literature to booksellers, librarians, and teachers. Everyone will enjoy sharing these emotions.
The podcasts take place on the first Thursday of every month.

Radio

Radio Pomme d’Api: the webradio for the young !

Radio Pomme d’Api is a radio station intended for young children and their parents. There are songs, nursery rhymes, stories and poems throughout the day, allowing children to discover the wonderful world of oral/spoken literature. Listen with your children to the words and music, and discover a host of artists who brighten up our lives, such as Anne Sylvestre , Alain Schneider, Henri Dès, Roi des papas, Jo Akepsimas, Pascal Parisot, ZUT and the P’tits Loups du Jazz. The stories are narrated by the best story tellers and modern-day actors, and there are all sorts of styles of music to stimulate children. Tune in every night at 8.15pm for a long story !
Radio Pomme d’Api.

©Credit (image in banner) : Serge Bloch, Bible – Les récits fondateurs (“Babel, le récit d’une folie totalitaire”)