MIPCOM News - Millimages Goes Down Under With Four New Series
Millimages has sold the broadcast rights to four of its new animated properties to Australian broadcaster, ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation). The programs included in the deal are HILLTOP HOSPITAL, CORNEIL & BERNIE, PIGEON BOY and JASPER THE PENGUIN. HILLTOP HOSPITAL is a 39 x 10-minute stop-motion animated series. Described as a "pre-school medical soap opera," the stories focus on a hospital that is run by animals, for animals. Both CORNEIL & BERNIE and PIGEON BOY are Millimages co-productions with France 3. CORNEIL & BERNIE is a 52 x 13-minute series in which a dog genius has his life turned upside down when his bumbling dog sitter, Bernie, discovers his true talents. The 26 x 26-minute PIGEON BOY tells a new type of superhero tale in which the ultimate antihero of Ultrapolis, Pigeon Boy, must save the city from crime. In the preschool series JASPER THE PENGUIN (52 x 5-minutes), a displaced penguin from the South Pole accidentally ends up on an ice cap that takes him to a city far from home. The show is a Millimages co-production with Toons'n'Tales, La Cinquième and WDR.