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Granada Heads For NATPE 2003 With Preschool Programming

Granada International will arrive at NATPE with two popular preschool series. Cosgrove Hall Films' ENGIE BENJY (26 x 10-minutes), already a hit in the U.K., features the vibrant and colorful world of Engie the engine doctor and his team as they make things better for sick planes and tired buses. Another Cosgrove Hall Production, in association with Ripping Gags Ltd., is ALBIE (26 x 10-minutes), which enters New Orleans fresh from picking up the Best Television Episode prize at the Chicago International Childrens Film Festival. ALBIE takes viewers into a world seen through the eyes of a little six year-old boy with a big imagination. It's a world where logic plays no part and the absurd is an everyday occurrence. Granada International will not be exhibiting at NATPE 2003, but will be represented by John Norman and Tania Ussher from Granada's Los Angeles office.

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