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International Coproduction
Shows or dramas that are produced by two production 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.


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  • Many major studios now often have at least monetary coproduction with China, mainly so that, well, the films will be far less likely to be Banned in China.
  • 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.
    • On top of providing effects for all the films. Deathly Hallows, Part 2 had Moving Picture Company co-produce.
  • King Kong Escapes was co-produced by Rankin/Bass Productions (US) and Toho (Japan).
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - filmed in Japan, based on the American novel of the same name, involves both Japanese and American talents.
  • 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.
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!, co-production between 20th Century Fox (USA) and Toei Company. Ltd (Japan).
  • You Only Live Twice, produced by Eon Productions (UK), made extensive use of studio facilities and contract artists from Toho (Japan).

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  • 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.
  • BIMA Satria Garuda — A toku series produced by MNC Group, RCTI (both from Indonesia, the latter being the channel that airs it) and Ishinomori Productions (Japan), with merchandising provided and sold by Bandai (Japan).
  • Charlie Jade— co-produced by the Canadian CHUM Television and the South African Industrial Development Corporation.
  • Defying Gravity — Canada/USA/UK/Germany.
  • Doctor Who
    • The early seasons of the new series are technically a CBC (Canada) production as well as a BBC (Wales) one; 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".
    • The 1996 television movie was a co-production between the BBC and Universal.
    • Because of major location filming in America, the two-parter "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon" is listed as a BBC America/BBC Wales co-production instead of just a BBC Wales production at the end of the closing credits.
  • Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real: Britain/USA
  • Farscape — USA/Australia
  • Five Days — produced by HBO Films and the BBC. Set in South Hertfordshire.
  • Foreign ExchangeFilmed On Location in both Ireland and Australia.
  • Friends (not the American sitcom) was a Japanese/South Korean dorama filmed in both countries.
  • The Grid — set and filmed on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Highlander was French and Canadian,hence the setting shifting between Seacouver (filmed in Vancouver) and Paris.
  • 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.
  • K9 is a co-production between Jetix Europe and Network 10 (Australia). As it is part of the Whoniverse, it can also be said to be influenced, if not co-produced, by the BBC.
  • Lexx— A Canadian and German co-production with additional funding from Britain.
  • The Muppet Show — a show featuring American puppeteers, filmed at and produced by an ITV station in the UK.
  • Mythbusters — USA/Australia
  • MythQuest: Filmed in Canada, but two German production studios were responsible for special effects.
  • 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.
  • Psych is made mostly by Americans but is filmed mostly in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Rome is co-produced by HBO and the BBC.
  • Sesame Street is adapted internationally this way with dubbing, either alone or combined with original live action footage. The Israeli and American teams also collaborated to produce a series about Western Jewish culture.
  • She-Wolf of London: UK/US. It was moved to Los Angeles and retitled Love And Curses when the UK producers pulled their funding.
  • Shoebox Zoo was a co-production between BBC Scotland and a Canadian company.
  • By definition, everything produced by 19 Entertainment and BBC America qualifies.
  • Spellbinder Australia/Poland in season 1. Australia/Poland/China in season 2.
  • Strike Back was a British production in the first season, but became a US/UK coproduction with Sky/Cinemax from the second season onward.
  • 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.
  • The Worst Witch (TV series) was co-produced with HTV (a UK company) and Gala Films (a Canadian company).
  • Series/The4400 - US/UK co-porduction between CBS and Sky.


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