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Fremantle Sails Into MIPCOM With Captains Hook, Blackbeard And Nemo

The Fremantle Corporation's latest acquisition, FANTASTIC TALES, encompasses a spellbinding collection of six animated features produced as a Canada/EU co-production by Canadian production companies Kaleidoscope Ent. and Comet Ent. for worldwide distribution by Fremantle.

FANTASTIC TALES combines the writing genius of H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Cervantes, Stoker, Melville, Mallory and Verne. Shot in a combination of 2D and 3D, these non-violent FCC-Friendly features are filled with humor, spine-tingling adventure and romance. Aside from Captains Hook, Blackbeard and Nemo, the films also showcase such recognizable classic characters as Merlin, Dr. Watson, Jekyll and Hyde, Peter Pan, Odysseus, Pocahontas, Moby Dick, Van Helsing, Don Quixote, and the Troll King.

In FANTASTIC TALES audiences can expect a wild ride with every story. In one animated feature LEONARDO AND THE TIME MACHINE, a young Leonardo Da Vinci with the aid of Dr. Watson and H. G. Wells' Time Machine, pursues Jekyll and Hyde who have made off with his favorite model. Her smile in the final frame is priceless. FANTASTIC TALES targets boys and girls ages 7 to 12.

FANTASTIC TALES, co-produced by Kaleidoscope Ent. and Comet Ent., puts story-telling front and center and will appeal to the entire family. Comet produced the animated prime-time feature film SANTA VS CLAUS and the TV series TINGUARO, THE SUN LIZARDS.