Special Event: MIPCOM
Nelvana’s MIPCOM Slate Features New CG Franklin And More
Breakthrough Heads To MIPCOM 2010 With Three New Toons
Breakthrough Entertainment announced today the acquisition of three new children’s animation properties from Niolan Entertainment.
BRB To Present At Mip Jr, Mipcom First Episodes Of Zookaboo
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.
Da Jammies Heads for TF1
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.
TeamTO to Enjoy More Cake
Hasbro President and CEO to Deliver MIPCOM Keynote
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's Focus on Producers Feature Groening & Jean
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.
The Simpsons to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at MIPCOM
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.
Lincoln Butterfield Inks Publishing Deal for RIP, M.D. Animated TV Property
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.
French Entrepreneur Starts Zagtoon Animation Production Company
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.
Breakthrough Licenses Jimmy in Asia, Australia
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.
Chapman Brings Licensing for Fifi and the Flowertots In-House
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.
New Deals Signed For Preschool Piggy Pals
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.
Chorion Signs Deals For Olivia, Noddy & Mr. Men
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 To Leave Reed MIDEM
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.
The Sun Shines On Aussie/Canadian Co-Production
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.
Chorion's French Property Gaspard & Lisa Goes Back to Roots
Family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has signed a broadcast and licensing deal for its new property GASPARD & LISA with French broadcaster TF1.
TF1 recently acquired Chorion's OLIVIA at MIPCOM.
TF1 is planning a licensing and merchandising campaign to include a gift range, apparel, toys and games for GASPARD & LISA, which will sit alongside publishing and will launch following the show's TV debut in 2010.
Pinky and Perky Christmas Special Due on BBC
CGI spectacular THE PINKY AND PERKY SHOW is due to screen across the BBC this Christmas with a special festive helping of everyone's favorite pigs.
PPC Enterprises, which holds M&L rights in the brand, has revealed that the show will screen four times on CBBC over the Christmas period, as well as showing at 10 a.m. on BBC One on Christmas Day.
Lincoln Butterfield To Debut R.I.P. M.D. at NATPE 2009
Offering a refreshing departure from typical monster stories, Lincoln Butterfield Animation will debut R.I.P. M.D. at next month's NATPE '09 Market & Conference. The new animated series concept, which takes a comical look at the real-life problems of monsters, comes from veteran animation producer Mitch Schauer, creator of THE ANGRY BEAVERS. NATPE attendees interested in snagging a first look at R.I.P. M.D. may visit the Lincoln Butterfield booth (#612).
4Kids Inks New Deals For Chaotic Series in France, U.K.
On the heels of MIPCOM 2008, 4Kids Ent. has finalized licensing agreements with broadcasters in France and the U.K. for the first season of CHAOTIC.
CHAOTIC (Season One) is scheduled to launch on Gulli TV in France, Rede TV in Brazil and Jetix in the U.K., beginning first quarter 2009.
The property's second season, CHAOTIC: M'ARRILLIAN INVASION, has also been renewed by Teletoon in Canada and Jetix in Latin America. Broadcast sales of the series in Germany, Italy and other markets are expected to close by end of the calendar year.
Chorion Signs Development Deal With Chinese Media Group
Family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion and Shanghai Media Group (SMG), the largest media group in China, have struck a landmark accord to jointly develop new animation programs for children.
ER Secures Distribution Deal For New Episodes Of Transformers Animated
Entertainment Rights has secured distribution rights to the latest 13 episodes for the new TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series, bringing the total number of episodes of the series currently available to 42 (42x22). The announcement follows on the heels of Cartoon Network in the U.S. having confirmed the commission of an additional 13 episodes for delivery in spring 2009.
Record Participation At MIPCOM 2008
The 24th MIPCOM recorded its highest attendance figure of all time, driven notably by an increase in attendance from the "METRIC" countries and regions (Middle East, Turkey, Russia, India and China), as well as Ukraine.
At the close of the market on October 17, MIPCOM 2008 totaled 13,588 participants, an increase of 1.6% over the 13,371 industry professionals who attended in 2007. A total of 4,519 companies from 103 countries registered, of which 1,779 were exhibitors. The number of international buyers grew by 7.2%, from 4,242 in 2007 to 4,573 this year.
HIT Finances Little Charley Bear
HIT Ent., signed a co-production deal with Annix Productions for the all new preschool property LITTLE CHARLEY BEAR.
LITTLE CHARLEY BEAR is based on an adorable and wonderfully irreverent teddy bear character and his playful journeys into the imagination. Through his friend Dave the Narrator, as voiced by Dave Benson Phillips of PLAY BUS and Disney Channel fame, LITTLE CHARLEY BEAR reaches out to young children, encouraging them to use and develop their imaginations whilst learning key life skills along the way.