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Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep Tops MIPCOM Jr.

Results coming out of MIPCOM Jr. shows Aardmans SHAUN THE SHEEP (U.K.) topping the list of the most requested series at the event, taking place in Cannes, France. A new finisher in the Jr. race shows Ettamogah Ent. Groups AMYS GANG (Australia) in second place while BRB Internactional came in third for ANGUS AND CHERYL (Spain). In fourth place was 4Kids Ent. for its CHAOTIC (USA) and in fifth was Cake Ent. Ltd.s SKUNK FU! (U.K.).

Marathons MONSTER BUISTER CLUB (France) came in sixth while Nelvana Ltd.s GROSSOLOGY (Canada) Ep. 3 Fartzilla was seventh. Another newcomer, Caoz Ltd. (Programme MEDIA) was eighth with ANNA AND THE MOODS (Finland, distributed by Monster Distributes). In ninth was Sparklings BUGGED (France) and in 10th was 9 Story Ent.s BEST ED (Canada).

Caoz also came in 11th for its ANNA YOUNG, 9 Story had another in the top 30 for its FUTZ! as did 4Kids for VIVA PINATA. Bunea Vista Intl TV had three finishers (YIN YANG YO, HANNAH MONTANA, AMERICAN DRAGON) in the top 30 our of 937 programs presented.

Tafty Ent. had two in the top 30 (GROWING UP CREEPIE, FANTASTIC FOUR) as did Calon Ltd. for HANAs HELPLINE and BIB TATTIE.

The number of programs presented this year was 937, up from 839 last year. New programs presented added up to 562, 100 up from last year. The total number of screenings on site was 42,848, up from 39, 134 from 2005s event. Total registered companies was 529, countries 53, total buyers arrived, 460 and total sellers arrived was 315 for a total of 829 participants checked in.

MIPCOM Jr. ran at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes from Oct. 7-8, 2006.