BBC (UK), France 3 (France) and ABC (Australia) have picked up independent studio Millimages' latest animated series CORNEIL & BERNIE. The 52 x 13-minute series, also known as WATCH MY CHOPS!, is currently in production and is set to broadcast internationally during 2003. Lead character Corneil is a cultured and well-read dog, who is likened by the producers to "a canine FRASIER." Corneil keeps his genius talents hidden from his owners, but when Bernie the dog-sitter is hired and discovers Corneil's secret, Corneil's life is turned upside down. "The quality of CORNEIL & BERNIE is absolutely stunning and ground-breaking, with wonderful animation and design," remarked Estelle Hughes, deputy head of CBBC acquisitions. Millimages will be taking a completed episode of the 2D cel-animated series to MIPCOM Junior, along with several other new properties.