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Gruppo Alcuni Bringing Young Leonardo da Vinci to TV in '08

Treviso, Italy-based Gruppo Alcuni has begun presales on the new 2D/3D series LEONARDO.

The 26x13 product, geared for kids 12+, follows the adventures of a group of teens lead by a really special and talented boy -- Leonardo da Vinci.

Each episode shows the young genius at work while striving to find each time a particular and different solution in order to have the better of Gottardo, his sworn enemy, the son of the local lord and his unfair rival in love. In fact, both boys contend the charms of ironic and elusive Gioconda.

Gruppo Alcuni is riding on the success of its PET PALS series, which is going into its third season. The series received a nomination for the Pulcinella at Cartoons on the Bay 2007. Gruppo Alcuni is planning a feature film based on the PET PALS characters, titled PET PALS AND MARCO POLO'S CODE. The release date in the Italian theatres is set for Easter 2009.

Gruppo Alcuni will be at MIP-TV in the Stand Italia (R36.17).

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