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MIPCOM News: Ent. Rights Launches New Transformers & Duel Masters Properties

In conjunction with its trip to MIPCOM, Entertainment Rights has announced its acquisition of the TV and video rights to TRANSFORMERS ENERGON, the next chapter in the TRANSFORMER franchise. The new 52x30 minute episodes follow up the success of TRANSFORMERS ARMADA. Picking up where Armada left off, Energon follows the defeated evil Unicron and Megatron teaming up to take over Earth.

In addition, Entertainment Rights has signed an exclusive deal for the rights to DUEL MASTERS, the latest anime craze to sweep Japan. The 26x30 animated series is scheduled to debut in the U.K. in 2004. Based on a comic book series, DUEL MASTERS follows Shobu Kirifuda as he competes in the DUEL MASTERS tournaments, added by the power to access the allpowerful Zone.

Entertainment Rights Plc is one of the U.K.s leading media companies specializing in the ownership, development, distribution and merchandising of childrens and family programming, characters and brands. Entertainment Rights portfolio of characters includes properties such as POSTMAN PAT, BASIL BRUSH and MERLIN THE MAGICAL PUPPY. For more information visit

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