Toronto, ON -- Cookie Jar is heading to MIPCOM Jr. and MIPCOM (booth 17.01) this October with its vast library of nearly 6,000 half-hours episodes of television along with 3 new distribution acquisitions.
"It’s an exciting time and the demand for content had never been greater. We are frequently acquiring, distributing and merchandising new properties such as Scan 2 Go and Danger Rangers,” says Toper Taylor, COO and President of Cookie Jar Entertainment. “We have great momentum. I’m thrilled by the growth we are experiencing in digital media distribution and traditional media in emerging markets. Our library is so vast that we are often the first port of call for companies launching their own consumer platforms such as Netflix, Blockbuster, Tata, Airtel, Lovefilm, Orange, and others all over the globe. Companies and consumers alike recognize the strength of a powerful library, endearing characters and great storytelling. Now we are putting our relationships to work for content owners so they may enjoy the growth we are experiencing. Cookie Jar is seeking great content to distribute so that we may provide critical cash flow for independent companies that cannot afford the expenses associated with distribution. Team Cookie Jar is looking forward to new partnerships while nourishing existing ones.Speaking of new partnerships, Cookie Jar is thrilled to hit North America with their friends; D-Rights Inc. and Newboy with the boy’s action property, Scan 2 Go! Our master toy licensee, MGA i s thrilled to be on track with a whole lot in store while this series takes place in the near future and players around the galaxy compete while racing for big prizes. The series is on a fast track to win over audiences this fall on the Cartoon Network US. Viewers have a lot to look forward to with this exciting, car racing adventure!
In addition, Cookie Jar and Freemantle Media Enterprisesteam up to ensure a brilliant future for the beloved Ella the Elephant. Straight from Elephant Island, this CGI animated, preschool show will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart simultaneously. Now in production, Ella the Elephant will broadcast on Disney Junior (US) and TVO (Canada) in the fall of 2013.
Hold it, safety first! Danger Rangers, produced by Mighty Kids Media has now joined forces with Cookie Jar Entertainment to distribute their super, empowerment show. This series is loaded with optimism and can-do attitudes, not to mention, packed with life lessons on health, safety, and knowledge of the environment. Parents will feel great knowing their children have role models like the Danger Rangers! Watch it now on (CBS) Cookie Jar TV.
The fun doesn’t stop; along with the above mentioned properties Cookie Jar is proud to present all time favorites at MIP Junior listed below.
“Hurray for Huckle! (Busytown Mysteries)” Inspired by one of the all-time, best-selling children's authors, Richard Scarry, Hurray For Huckle! (Busytown Mysteries) (52X30) is regularly the #1 show on CBS with kids 2-5 across all kids’ networks and on CBC in Canada. The series blends humor and learning by following the lives of six unforgettable characters, including Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat, who solve everyday life mysteries in Busytown. Cookie Jar's licensing division has launched award-winning board games in North America and Europe, a Richard Scarry’s Busytown toy line a mobile app that became a Top 5 kid’s app in many markets, and a live touring stage show.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” Based on the hugely successful Sega video game franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog is for kids 6-12 and has already aired in more than 92 countries around the world. With 130 half-hour episodes (130 x 30), Sonic the Hedgehog features Sonic as the fearless leader of a group of freedom fighters who attempts to free the citizens of Mobius from the tyranny of the evil Dr. Robotnik. This TV series is perfectly poised to leverage Sonic's highly anticipated new title, Sonic Generations, that was released this past holiday season, commemorating Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary.
“Super Mario Brothers” The Super Mario Brothers animated action series (75 x 30) is for kids 4-9 and features the adventures of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool who run amok in outrageous comedy adventures. Mario has been featured in over 200 games.
Johnny Test with 91 half-hour episodes (91 x 30), and a new season in production, Johnny Test is one of the top children's TV shows in the world. Take one part spiky hair, two parts genius sisters, a dash of talking dog, mix thoroughly and the result is an action-packed animated series about a boy willing to try anything in the name of science. Johnny Test is a comedy adventure for kids 6-11
“Caillou Holiday Movie”
Warm up with Caillou in his holiday feature. Caillou is a household name for families around the world with 92 half hours also available. Preschoolers feel right at home with their trusted pal Caillou, his sister Rosie and all their family and friends as they experience the everyday adventures of childhood. (1 x 72)
With 185 episodes (185 x 30) for kids 2-11 Emmy Award-winning Arthur follows the adventures and misadventures of an irresistible eight-year-old aardvark whose charm is simple - he's just a regular kid. Arthur is one of the most successful children's shows of all time with over a decade of proven on-air success. In the U.S., Arthur became one of the highest-rated shows on PBS Kids for several years averaging almost 10 million viewers weekly.
This highly anticipated new TV series premiered this year on TELETOON in Canada. This CGI animated/live-action series follows four real-world teens and their rock band, MUDPIT as they follow their dreams of fame and fortune. The series takes place in a gaming cafe and a fantastic,virtual world known as MUZIKA. Their online avatar rock band personas battle for a coveted record deal, while their real life selves engage in the daily comedy and drama of teenage life.
“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” Cookie Jar is also showcasing Sabrina, the Animated Series (65X30) and Sabrina's Secret Life (26X30), two animated television series based on the hugely popular Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which has become a part of pop culture. Sabrina, is one of the most popular properties at Archie Comics, the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world.
“Adventures of Paddington Bear”
Paddington Bear doesn’t go looking for adventure. It just seems to find him. And when it does, there’s no telling what will happen. One thing is for sure – wherever Paddington Bear goes, there’s chaos, a bit of panic and lots of laughs. Produced in 1997–1999, Paddington is an animated series for preschoolers and children ages 2-11.
Dubbed in 24 languages, Inspector Gadget continues to air successfully. With 112 half hour episodes (112 x 30), INSPECTOR GADGET, the world’s greatest bumbling detective continues to keep audiences laughing; fully equipped with an incredible array of gadgets to help him in his never-ending battles against crime and corruption.
The world's premiere website for horse lovers becomes an animated series set in the greatest stable ever, (39 x 30) where kids and their horses compete and have adventures, and the horses and other animals can talk to each other - about the humans!
Source: Cookie Jar Entertainment