Created 09/08/1999 - 00:00
The tradeshow for television programming producers and distributors takes
place October 4-8 in Cannes, France. Basque, Spain-based animation studio
IRUSOIN is nearing completion of KARRAMARRO (CRAB ISLAND), a made for
television animated feature with rights available for worldwide TV and
video release. The original story is about a group of kind, song-loving
pirates, focused on luckless Dimitri, a pirate who cannot sing, and a
parrot who is the only clue to tracking down a fabulous pirate's treasure.
CRAB ISLAND will be shown at MIPJR and MIPCOM99. The film was directed by
Joxan Muñoz and Txabi Basterretxea and the animation was produced by
Spain-based Lotura Films, Stromboly, Dirus, Al Oeste and Dibulitoon. . .
Toronto-based NELVANA is producing thirteen episodes of MAGGIE AND THE
FEROCIOUS BEAST. The series is based on the children's book by Betty and
Michael Paraskevas. It is set in an imaginary place called Nowhere Land
where, Maggie, a five year old girl, and her stuffed animals, the Ferocious
Beast and Hamilton Hocks, "climb the highest mountains, cross the widest
deserts, sing loud and harmoniously, and savor the sweet spice of a pumpkin
pie." Nelvana will offer the series, which has yet to be sold, at MIPCOM.