4Kids Ent. has set MIPCOM 2008 for the premiere of 26 all-new half-hour episodes of DINOSAUR KING.
The global broadcast line-up for DINOSAUR KING series includes Mediaset (Italy), RTL2 (Germany), France 3 (France), Canal J (France), TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden), MTV 3 (Finland), TVI (Portugal), LNK (Lithuania), Neljas (Estonia), Jetix (UK, Scandinavia, Spain and Latin America), MNET (South Africa) and YTV (Canada) among many others. New markets expected to close at MIPCOM include the U.K., Ireland, Australia and a number of central European countries.
In the U.S., DINOSAUR KING airs Saturday mornings in the 4KidsTV block on FOX, where it has earned strong ratings in the kids 6-11 demo since its September 2007 premiere.
In addition, the DINOSAUR KING property will be supported with a video game, a trading card game and an extensive toy line, all expected to roll out in spring 2009.
The fantasy adventure series, a compelling combination of traditional cel and CG animation, chronicles the adventures of Max, Rex and Zoe, known as the "D Team," who race around the world to uncover secrets that bring dinosaurs back to life. The biggest challenge for the three young heroes in this unforgettable global race is to find all the dinosaur cards before the nefarious Alpha Gang. Set in the present time, Max, Rex and Zoe are able to transport themselves anywhere in the world to hunt down the coveted cards that have been lost by the time-traveling Dr. Z and his bumbling team of bad guys.
At MIPCOM, 4Kids Ent. will be located at booth # R31.21.