MIP-TV News: Alliance Atlantis Rolls To MIP-TV with 3 Toons

Alliance Atlantis rolls into MIP-TV 2004 with three animated series. The company will be located at Stand G3.14 and can be contacted by calling 33-4-92-99-8348.

POKO (32x30) is a stop-motion animation series. The light-hearted, pre-school series follows a fun-loving three-year-old, who is just beginning to discover the world around him with his dog, Minus, and his stuffed toy, Mr. Murphy.

PEEP & THE BIG WIDE WORLD (26x30) is a Flash animation series that brings animated stories, science and the wonders of the world to a preschool audience. Starring a newly hatched chick and his friends, Peep celebrates being curious, being adventurous and the excitement of discovering the world.

CONNIE THE COW (104x7 or 34x30) follows a restless and curious, cow, who lives on a farm with her nurturing mother, who is always at hand to offer advice, and her father, a very strong, yet calm and reassuring bull. Connie just cannot resist poking her nose into everything, which always results in funny situations.

HENRYS WORLD (26x30) is a stop-motion series and is the winner of the 2003 Alliance for Children and Television Award of Excellence for Animation programs for ages 3-5 years. HENRYS WORLD tells the story of Henry Wiggins, an eight-year-old boy who has amazing powers whenever he eats his mothers mushy carrots.

In addition, Alliance Atlantis announced it has secured a U.S. broadcast deal with ABC Family in addition to a Canadian broadcast deal with CBC for its new childrens CGI animated property, DRAGON BOOSTER. The show follows Artha Penn, an ordinary teenager who is plunged into an incredible adventure when he is chosen to ride Beaucephalis, the dragon of legend.

Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. is a leading vertically integrated broadcaster, creator and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information, visit www.allianceatlantis.com.

Executives attending include: Ted Riley, president, distribution, Entertainment GroupPeter Worsley, managing director, international factual distribution, Entertainment Group Ken Faier, vp, production and distribution, children's television, Entertainment GroupPhilippe Renouard, vp, drama, international television distribution, Europe, Entertainment Group Irene Read, managing director, international distribution, Australasia and Asia, Entertainment GroupRose Marie Vega, vp, international distribution, Latin America, Entertainment GroupStephanie Röckmann-Portier, vp, international television distribution, Europe, Entertainment GroupJennifer Bennett, vp, merchandising & licensing, Entertainment GroupNicole Sinclair, television sales manager, Asia, Entertainment GroupMatt Downer, television sales exec, Europe, Entertainment GroupAndy Thomson, evp, factual production, Entertainment GroupPatricia Phillips, svp, factual co-production, Entertainment GroupGail Rivett, svp, marketing and publicity, Entertainment GroupDoug Smith, vp, television sales (English) Canada, Motion Picture GroupRekha Shah, sales exec, television sales (English) Canada, Motion Picture GroupKirstine Layfield, svp, lifestyle programming, Broadcast GroupNorm Bolen, evp, programming, Broadcast GroupLaura Michalchyshn, evp, programming, Broadcast GroupJohn Gill, svp, programming, factual & BBC Channels, Broadcast GroupJody Read, vp of acquisitions, factual and BBC Channels, Broadcast GroupDavid Baker, svp, international development, Broadcasting Group

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