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Atomic Betty Says Hola To Latin America

Breakthrough Animation has appointed HOLA Ent. as the agent selected to represent the companys animated comedy-adventure series ATOMIC BETTY in Latin America. Following on the heels of the Cartoon Network Latin America deal, HOLA will concentrate on the broadcast rights for Free Television for the animated series.

Available with 52 half-hour animated episodes, Atomic Betty is primed for Latin American Free Television broadcast. Given HOLAs track record, we are confident the company will place the series in top spots in the territory, said Tanya Kelen, head of distribution, Breakthrough Ent.

I knew Atomic Betty was headed for success the first time I set eyes on her. Shes my kind of gal -- determined, fearless, resourceful and thoughtful. I am thrilled to represent the series in Latin America, said Mercedes Alvarez of HOLA Ent.

ATOMIC BETTY has been licensed worldwide to major broadcasters in more than 100 territories including Teletoon (Canada), M6 (France), Cartoon Networks (U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, Latin America), CITV (UK), Teletoon (France) and ABC (Australia). The series also has an extensive off-screen licensing program supporting the series including Warner Home Video, Playmates Toys and Penguin Books.

The series follows the adventures of Betty, a little girl with a big secret. To her friends and family, she's the sweet and brainy girl next door, but when the galaxy beckons, she sheds her humdrum persona and becomes -- Atomic Betty, Galactic Guardian and Defender of the Universe.

Toronto-based Breakthrough Animation was formed in 2003 when Breakthrough Films & Televisions co-founders Ira Levy and Peter Williamson joined forces with Kevin Gillis, Breakthrough Animations managing partner/exec producer.

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