Leo da Vinci

The series revolves around the exciting adventures of 15 year-old Leonardo da Vinci, during the thrilling phase of his life he spent in Florence under the rule of the Medici family.
It’s a time where there is a great surge in the arts, in finance, and in creativity, and Leo can’t help but thrive in this environment.
He pursues painting and sculpture at Andrea del Verrocchio’s workshop, and in the Maestro’s atelier he meets the young painters who will make Renaissance history.

Meanwhile, in his secret laboratory beneath the city, Leo manages to work on creating his “fantastic inventions”, which will always be tested quite reluctantly by his friend Lollo.

The young genius also experiences his first crush while trying to win the heart of Lisa, who often ends up being cleverer than he is.

In Florence, Leo becomes friends with Lorenzo de’ Medici who will later be known as “the Magnificent”. It’s up to our hero and his friends to save Lorenzo and family from the dangerous endeavors of a mysterious conspirator, who wants to gain control of the city.
The conspirator is helped by a motley crew of hapless pirates, who are about as fierce as they are incompetent.

The series is based on the award-winning feature film “Leo da Vinci – Mission Mona Lisa” released worldwide in 2018/2019.

LEO DA VINCI, a must-see series full of adventure, with a pinch of comedy and a splash of romance!

  • Sergio Manfio
    Leo da Vinci, Mission Mona Lisa
  • Sergio Manfio
  • Francesco Manfio
  • Davide Stefanato
  • Anna Manfio
  • Jesse Nicholas
  • Francesco Manfio
  • Cecilia Quattrini
  • Patricia Vasapollo
  • Anish JS Mehta
  • Aymeric Contat Desfontaines
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Television
  • Genres:
    Kids Animated Series, Adventure/Discovery
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2021
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  • Shooting Format:
    CGI Animation
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Distribution Information
  • Gruppo Alcuni & Cosmos Maya & All Rights Entertainment
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sergio Manfio

President and Head of the Creative Department of Gruppo Alcuni Srl.
World-renowned Italian author and director in the field of animation.

Co-author and Director of the following feature Films:

“Pet Pals – Marco Polo’s Code” (CGI) – 2010 – distributed by 01 Distribution; Awarded the Kinèo Movie Diamond Award in the Best Animation section at the 68th Venice International Film Festival;
“Pet Pals in Windland” (CGI stereoscopic) – 2014 – distributed by 01 Distribution;
“Leo da Vinci – Mission Mona Lisa” (CGI) – 2018 – distributed by Videa. Awarded the “ICFF Youth Film Festival People’s Choice Award” in Toronto; Glass Lion Award in Venice;
“Mini Pet Pals – The Four Seasons” (2D Digital Animation) – Release: October 25th, 2018.

Co-author and Director (among other works) of the following Series:

“Pet Pals” (156 x 13’), in co-production with Rai Fiction;
“Leonardo” (52 x 13’), in co-production with Rai Fiction;
“And Yet It Moves” (52 x 10’), a highly innovative series combining live action and animation, in co-production with Rai Fiction and DQ Entertainment. The third season has been shot in HD;
“Slash://” (26 x 20’), in co-production with Rai Fiction;
“Symo & Rose” (26 x 6’);
“Mini Pet Pals” (156 x 6’), in coproduction with Rai Ragazzi;
“Leo da Vinci” (52 x 13’), in coproduction with Rai Ragazzi, HR (Germany), Cosmos Maya (Singapore), All Rights Entertainment (France);
“Vlady&Mirò” (26×5’).
Co-author and Director of the following series in collaboration with UNESCO:

“World’s Heritage Adventures”, a series on the protection of the artistic and cultural world heritage, co-produced with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre;
“Cartoons for Peace” (26 x 1’), a series created from children’s drawings from 26 world countries on the theme “The Culture of Peace”. The series was developed in cooperation with UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network and Rai Fiction;
“H2Ooooh!” (26 x 2’), a series on water resources protection. The episodes aim to raise awareness on the theme of water, encouraging kids to share, in a new and exciting way, their experiences and suggestions for safeguarding the environment;
“Leonardo Expo” (13 x 5’), a series about food production/use, which explores the main themes of EXPO 2015 Milano. During the EXPO, the series was shown at the UN multimedia installations, and in the Children’s Park. The series is a collaboration with UN, UNESCO Venice Office and FAO, in coproduction with Rai Fiction.

Sergio Manfio is co-creator and co-author of the TV program “Ciak Junior“, aired on Mediaset as well as on many TV stations all over Europe and in the People’s Republic of China, Chile, India, Israel, Senegal, South Africa. He directed more than 150 shorts for the “CIAK JUNIOR” project. Together with Francesco Manfio, he is author of Telepiù Bambini, in collaboration with Elizabeth De Grassi.

Sergio Manfio also works in the theatre world. He has written and staged over 70 performances, and alternates directing with acting.

He is also Professor at the Education Science Department of the University of Padua.

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