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Creepschool Tops 2003 MIPCOM Jr. Screenings

Alphanims CREEPSCHOOL ended up on top of the busy MIPCOM Junior Screenings October 8-9, 2003 in Cannes. The animated series, which the French studio produced with German EM.TV and Happy Life Animation (Sweden), was the most screened show by broadcasters from around the world. The screenings themselves broke all viewing records since Juniors launch in 1996. Program buyers made a total of 13,815 screenings, a 15% increase over the previous year and broke the old record of 12,572 viewings set in 2000.

Porchlight Entertainments TUTENSTEIN came in a close second. The Los Angeles-based production was presented by Buena Vista `international TV and is part of the Discovery Kids schedule in the U.S. MY GOLDFISH IS EVIL from Sardine Productions in Canada finished in third place.

Alphanims HAIRY SCARY also made seventh place and Porchlights FOUR EYES also was near the top of the pack in 11th place. DECODE (Canada) and Icon Animation (Spain) also two shows each ranked in the top 30 amongst 739 programs screened. Registered companies rose from 364 the previous year to 383 in 2003, with increases in seller and buyer companies at this MIPCOM Jr. U.S. attendance grew by 41.3% with 65 companies, Canada by 31% with 38 studios and Germany by 25% with 30 companies.

Reed Midem, organizes MIPCOM and MIPCOM JR., which comprise the leading international TV program market.

Other shows in the top 10 of screenings were:4. PEPPA PIG, Contender Entertainment (U.K.)5. SHAOLIN KIDS, Les Cartooneurs Associes (France)6. WINX CLUB, Rainbow (Italy)7. HAIRY SCARY, Alphanim (France)8. FRANNYS FEET, DECODE (Canada)9. DRAGON HUNTERS, Fukturikon, (France)10. DUEL MASTERS, Entertainment Rights (U.K.)