Press Release from Mediatoon Distribution
Headlining MEDIATOON’s MIPTV slate is THE GARFIELD SHOW (52 x 11’) produced by Dargaud Media and already sold in more than 130 countries, with main broadcasters such as Cartoon Network, France 3, KIKA, SRC, Rede Record…, and a second season in production.
Also featured series include the new series YUMMY TOONIES (104 x 1’), co-produced by Cherry Picking, Ellipsanime, and Storimages.
YUMMY TOONIES enables preschoolers to discover in a fun and interactive way the various food groups: Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy Products, Bread and Cereals… In each episode, the same warm and friendly “chef” voice safely guides our young viewers into a world in which colors and taste combine into a new magic dish.
YUMMY TOONIES is already on air on Gulli every Saturday and Sunday mornings.
A dedicated website www.yummy-toonies.com  with games, videos, and recipes is also available.
CONTRAPTUS (78 x 7’), based on the comic book “Leonard” by Turk and De Groot, is a 3D animation shot in HD produced by Ellipsanime, already on air on Canal J. Each day, Dr. CONTRAPTUS comes up with new ideas and concepts. His lazy and clumsy disciple, features in all his adventures, and has the misfortune of testing some of these wacky creations… Each episode his followed by a 40 seconds interstitial of the invention that the Genius has tried to perfect before his time (ex: Firemen, Wedding, MP3…). An interactive website www.contraptus.tv  with games has also been developed and is already on line.
THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT (104 x 11’), with Dougal and his friends, comes back in a second season of 52 new episodes full of fun and adventures. The first season of the preschool series co-produced by Les Films Action, Ellipsanime, Play Production, was sold in more than 120 countries. The full delivery of the second season is due fall 2010.
Also on offer will be THE CHUMBALLS (26 x 11’), is an animated series providing basic ecological notions for young kids.
MEDIATOON DISTRIBUTION will be at MIPTV booth# 10.09.
About MEDIATOON DISTRIBUTION
MEDIATOON DISTRIBUTION manages the Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime Productions, Dupuis, Storimages and Les Cartooneurs properties, with popular series such as Tintin, Babar, Lucky Luke, The Garfield Show, The Magic Roundabout, Cedric, Yakari.
MEDIATOON enriches its catalogue through partnerships with independent third-party producers such as Bayard or Les Films du Triangle, as well as with Asian producers of quality manga successes such as Naruto and Keroro.