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ICON Animation Makes Deals Around the Globe

Announced in connection with its visit to MIPCOM, ICON Animation has signed multiple international deals.

ICON and Barcelona-based licensing agency BIPLANO have signed a wide collaboration agreement in which each company will handle the rights to licensing and TV for MIMI & MR. BOBO (26x26), MIMI AND THE GANG (26x6 / 7x26 / 13x1) and CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG (50x24). MIMI tells of the adventures of a nice girl and her five friends, who form a simple neighbourhood gang causing havoc all over the city. The series has been sold to more than 20 countries and will be broadcast by TVE and FOX KIDS. The next step will be to expand the agreement to encompass other series from both companies and other companies with whom negotiations are already underway.

ICON and Millimages have signed a co-distribution agreement for their respective properties. ICON will handle the available distribution of the current Millimages catalogue in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, which consists of such titles as CORNEIL & BERNIE, HILLTOP HOSPITAL and 64 ZOO LANE. Millimages will oversee the distribution of MIMI & MR. BOBO and MIMI & THE GANG, in French-speaking Europe.

ICON has also been pushing its new series LOLA & VIRGINIA (52x11 or 26x22) Targeted to kids 7-11, the show follows Lola, a poor girl who despite her bargain basement clothes becomes crowned queen of her neighbourhood until her reign is interrupted by the arrival of Virginia, a stuck-up girl who has it all: beauty, boys, good grades and rich parents.

ICON Animation is a Barcelona-based animation production company. For further details, visit www.icon-animation.com.

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