An Italian cartoon beats projects from India, South Korea, Ireland and one of the first animated co-productions between Chile and Brazil in the MIPJUNIOR pitching session in Cannes.
Geographical Region: Europe
Ciwen Media Group partners with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television to air Franklin and Friends on CCTV Kids Channel.
Magic Light Pictures announces the first Room on the Broom interactive app based on the book by Julia Donaldson.
Atomic heads to MIPCOM with three new series, the animated Scapegoats and Max Mashup, and Minimum Wage, a live action-animation hybrid featuring two 15-year-olds on a mission.
Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment reboots the Mainframe Entertainment brand with the launch of a new TV division; two new series in development include an all-new version of the popular ReBoot franchise, and Tiger’s Apprentice, a CGI animated series based on the trilogy of young adult novels written by award-winning author Laurence Yep.
Disney Channel acquires Guru Studio’s hit preschool show for its channels in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, extending the show’s reach throughout every continent.
SeaWorld unveils two new animated properties in development, A U.S. version of France’s popular ‘The Jungle Bunch,’ franchise, and an untitled preschool property in partnership with Little Airplane Productions.
Aardman produces Cupcakes of Doom, a new online game for the Emmy-winning animated series Regular Show.
The character first introduced in a 1991 Sega video game will be CG animated in a new series kicking off on Cartoon Network and French TV fall 2014.
ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures reveal the voice cast for Thunderbirds Are Go! , which includes David Graham and Rosamund Pike.
Zodiak Kids has been appointed the French Licensing Agent for the action property B-Daman Crossfire.
London-based commercial editorial house Alex Hagon re-launches as Circus, opening a new office in New York’s Chelsea district led by Jono Griffith; Susanne Kelly handles east coast sales and Cristina Matracia continues to serve as producer.
French WIZZdesign animation collective CRCR returns with a pulp sci-fi video for C2C’s “Delta” animated in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky.
The 2013 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference and VIEWFest highlights storytelling in all its forms, with presentations from filmmakers, animators, visual effects artists, and game and transmedia developers.
Sony Pictures Releasing, INDAC and FMX 2014 announce a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 followed by a talk, via Skype, with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
Broadcast partners Rai Fiction and RTVE join as companies begin production of the first 52 11-minite episodes of the creepy sitcom.
Presentations for French hybrid series The Science of Botheration and Team TO’s 3D animated Joe Giant, directed by Arthur Qwak, become the two most highly-attended events in the history of the European animation marketplace.
Timothy Reckart's Oscar-nominated film Head Over Heels wins the Cartoon D'Or award for Best European short animated film.