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MUV Studios Inks Two Co-Pro Deals

5{f Chennai, India came out of MIPCOM with two co-production deals for new animated series. MUV has teamed with Comet Entertainment of Toronto, Canada and Lasal of the Canary Islands, Spain to co-produce and provide animation for the CG series TINGUARO, THE SUN LIZARDS. Set in a futuristic world where peace-loving lizards struggle against war-mongering scorpions, TINGUARO is a 13-episode action/adventure series, which is also the first and only series to be supported and funded by the Spanish government, according to Carmen Llanos Acero, Comet COO. MUV also signed with Paris-based WAMC Entertainment International to complete principle production on the 52 x 11-minute preschool series PANSHELS WORLD, based upon the books by Japanese author Masaru Houri. Scripting, character and background design will be completed at MagicDreams in Los Angeles. Principal CG animation will be done in MUV Studios Chennai facility in India. Storyboards, post-production, distribution and licensing will be overseen by WAMC out of Paris. The series, which will be directed by Robert Fuentes of RUGRATS fame, is slated for delivery in fall 2003.