Special Event: MIPCOM
Alphanim is coming to MIP Junior and Mipcom with Pok & Mok, a brand new 78x7’ comedy series produced for France Télévisions.
Toei Animation has set MIPCOM 2011 for the global distribution launch of TORIKO, the company’s newest animated hit series from Japan, it was announced by Kanji KAZAHAYA, Director, Global Licensing Business Department for Toei Animation.
BRB Internacional is set to present Khuda-Yana, its newest cartoon series, at the upcoming editions of MIP Junior and MIPCOM, in October.
Waterman Entertainment announced today that the company will bring four new children’s formats to MIPCOM, and one animated format for an older audience.
Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has signed a raft of pre-sales in advance of MIPCOM for the brand new CGI-animated second season of Casper’s Scare School (52x11’ or 26x22’).
Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic-3D CG animation production company and Classic Media, the global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s top family entertainment brands, today announced the launch of “Dream Defenders” a new CG-animated action-comedy series for 6-9 year olds at this year's MIPCOM market.
Variety reports from MIPCOM that Univergroup Pictures and Onyx Films are partnering on the 3-D CG feature, MIRACULOUS LADY BUG.
Breakthrough Entertainment announced today the acquisition of three new children’s animation properties from Niolan Entertainment.
BRB Internacional will show at MIP JR and MIPCOM in Cannes, France, the initial episodes of Zookaboo, the new production from the the Catalonian studio Screen 21 3D and first-ever European 3D stereoscopic cartoon series.
Press Release from FarCor Studios
Veteran television producer Ralph Farquhar and production partner Dwayne Corbitt of FarCor Studios today announced a pact with distributor TF1 International for overseas distribution of their latest project DA JAMMIES, a new 3D animated music series, to the animation industry and fans during a panel presentation at the 2009 Comic-Con convention. TF1 will launch the series at the next MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior World Entertainment Content Market in Cannes, France held October 3-9, 2009.
Press Release from MIPCOM
Paris, 29 June 2009 -- Brian Goldner, President and CEO of toy and game giant Hasbro, Inc. will deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM, the world's entertainment content market, on Tuesday 6 October 2009.
Entitled "Becoming a Branded Play Company" Brian Goldner will outline how Hasbro has evolved into a $4 billion leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, notably through its many ties with the film, TV and video game sectors.
MIPCOM 2009 is introducing a new program of events designed specifically for international television producers. Titled "Rethinking the Production Business," the initiative will include a series of keynote addresses and conferences devoted to production, content screenings and a wide range of business-based matchmaking opportunities.
Press Release from MIPCOM
Paris, 9 June 2009 -- THE SIMPSONS, the longest-running primetime TV series in history, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at MIPCOM 2009. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution which handles international distribution for the show, MIPCOM will hold a series of events to mark THE SIMPSONS global success over the past two decades.
Press Release from Lincoln Butterfield Animation
Burbank, CA -- May 19, 2009 -- Lincoln Butterfield Animation has signed a deal with Fantagraphics Books to publish a graphic novel series based on its newest animated television concept, RIP, M.D. From veteran animation producer Mitch Schauer, RIP, M.D. is an edgy, teen-targeted property that takes a comical look at the real-life problems of monsters. Fantagraphics Books -- a respected publisher of sequential art since 1976 -- plans to release the first volume of RIP, M.D. in Q1 2010.
Paris, 15th May 2009. Inspired by the worldwide success of animation giant Haim Saban (creator and producer of the mega-successful series POWER RANGERS amongst many others), passionate French entrepreneur Jeremy Zag announced today the creation of his media production company Univergroup and its subsidiary ZAGTOON. The holding company will oversee film and TV production and ZAGTOON will be dedicated to the production of animation programs for the international market.
Press Release from Breakthrough Entertainment
TORONTO (April 27, 2009) -- Breakthrough Entertainment announced today that they have licensed the children's animated series, JIMMY TWO-SHOES, to Cartoon Network in Asia and Australia. The announcement was made today by Craig McGillivray, Sales Executive.
Press Release from Target Entertainment Group
London: Target Entertainment Group has today announced it is coming to the end of its partnership agreement with Chapman Entertainment for the licensing rights to FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS. The licensing rights will revert back to Chapman Entertainment in May, although Target will continue to represent the property for international TV sales.
National Geographic Television International finalized a raft of key new sales for its preschool animated series TOOT & PUDDLE (52 x 11), launched at MIPCOM in 2008.
Recent deals have been finalised with France 5, Cartoon Network Spain, SVT Sweden, TVB Hong Kong, RUV Iceland and Egyptian TV. These new sales join those made previously, which include Nickelodeon in the U.K., Germany, Australia and New Zealand, YLE Finland and TV2 Norway.
Family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has signed a raft of key European licensing deals across its extensive portfolio of properties.
French broadcaster TF1 has picked up the French licensing and merchandising rights to OLIVIA, following its pre-buy of the television series at MIPCOM last year.
Paul Johnson, Television Division Director at Reed MIDEM, the Paris-based organizer of international exhibitions and conferences, is to leave the company in mid-March for a new career opportunity to be announced shortly.
Johnson was appointed Reed MIDEM's Television Division Director in April 2003 and was responsible for the company's MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIPDOC and MIP Junior events. He oversaw the launch of the MIPTV Content 360 initiative, the introduction of the International Digital Emmy Awards and the digitization of screenings at MIPDOC and MIP Junior.
Australia's Galaxy Pop and Canada's Amberwood Ent. have signed a co-production deal for the animated preschool series THE SUNSHINE FRIENDS.
The 52x11 2D series, created by Galaxy Pop producers Dina McPherson and Gian Christian, follows the adventure of five friends from around the globe who join Grandma Sunshine in her enchanted tree house, where they are magically transported back in time to visit her past memories from her days as an intrepid world explorer.