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Breakthrough Animation Inc.
Address: 122 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 2R4
Phone: 416.366.6588 x 112
Mobile at MIPTV: 416.721.5919
Fax: 416.363.9726
Email address: [email protected]
Web site address: www.breakthroughfilms.com
Booth number: 00.01

EXECUTIVES ATTENDING:
Kevin Gillis, Executive Producer
Ira Levy, Executive Producer
Tanya Kelen, Head of Distribution
Nat Abraham, Head of Canadian Sales & Acquisitions

PROFILE:
Breakthrough Animation (BAI) was formed under the guidance of seasoned animation creator, Managing Partner and Executive Producer, Kevin Gillis along with Executive Producers Ira Levy and Peter Williamson. Since its inception BAI has produced over 200 half-hours of award-winning, critically acclaimed animated brands including ATOMIC BETTY, CAPTAIN FLAMINGO and MISS BG. Along with new episodes of these popular favourites, BAI is also moving into production on several exciting new projects including JIMMY TWO SHOES, PRODUCING PARKER and MY BIG BIG FRIEND.

Created in association with TELETOON Canada and Jetix Europe, JIMMY TWO SHOES is a funny, fast-paced animated series that follows an enthusiastic 14 year-old kid who accidentally falls into the weird world of Miseryville, a place where everything inflicts torment onto its inhabitants. BAI is also busy with the highly anticipated prime-time animated sitcom, PRODUCING PARKER for CanWest Media (Canada). An edgy send-up of the daytime talk show genre, PRODUCING PARKER follows an overworked and underpaid television producer and the behind the scenes antics of the quirky crew. In development with YTV/Treehouse, Breakthrough Animation is also working on MY BIG BIG FRIEND in production with Brazil’s 2D Lab. MY BIG BIG FRIEND is a delightfully animated series that follows 4 year old Yuri, who is truly shy and lonely except in his imagination where he and his big, big friend Golias are brave, daring and adventurous.

With broadcast partners such as Teletoon (Canada), TVO, TFO, YTV, Jetix/Toon Disney, France 5, CiTV, ABC Australia, QUBO, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, Breakthrough Animation’s programs can be seen in over 140 countries. Its properties have been nominated for Gemini Awards, a BAFTA Award and in 2007 Breakthrough Animation won a New York Film and Video Festival Award for ATOMIC BETTY.

Breakthrough Entertainment Inc (BEI) the company’s distribution arm, is one of Canada’s largest television distribution company’s and holds the rights to over 2100 half-hours of programming, licensed in over 200 territories.

PROPERTIES:
NAME OF SERIES: ATOMIC BETTY
PRODUCTION PARTNERS: BREAKTHROUGH ANIMATION/ATOMIC CARTOONS/TELEIMAGES KIDS
CREATED BY: TREVOR BENTLEY, ROB DAVIES, MAURO CASALESE AND OLAF MILLER
PACKAGE (EPISODE X LENGTH): 78 x 30’
TARGET AUDIENCE: KIDS 8-12
NAMES OF MAJOR TOY LICENSEES: TBA
TYPE(S) OF ANIMATION: FLASH
SYNOPSIS: Try going on a date while saving the planet with your loud-mouthed alien sidekick, a know-it-all robot and a talking fish. Now that’s a mood killer! Follow Betty and her crew as she defends the galaxy and the earth in 26 ALL NEW episodes.

NAME OF SERIES: JIMMY TWO SHOES
PRODUCTION PARTNERS: BREAKTHROUGH ANIMATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TELETOON CANADA AND JETIX EUROPE
CREATED BY: SEAN SCOTT, EDWARD KAY; DEVELOPED BY KEVIN GILLIS, ALEX GALATIS
PACKAGE (EPISODE X LENGTH): 26 X 30’
TARGET AUDIENCE: KIDS 8 - 12
NAMES OF MAJOR TOY LICENSEES: TBA
TYPE(S) OF ANIMATION: HARMONY
SYNOPSIS: Jimmy is an enthusiastic 14 year-old kid who accidentally falls into the weird world of Miseryville, where everything is designed to inflict torment onto its inhabitants. Always irrepressible, Jimmy stirs up the fun in his new bizarre home much to the chagrin of Miseryville’s Big Cheese – Lucius Heinous the Seventh.

NAME OF SERIES: CAPTAIN FLAMINGO
PRODUCTION PARTNERS: BREAKTHROUGH ANIMATION/HEROIC FILM COMPANY/ATOMIC CARTOONS/PASI ANIMATION IN ASSCOCIATION WITH YTV (CANADA)
CREATED BY: SUZANNE BOLCH, JOHN MAY; DEVELOPED BY KEVIN GILLIS AND ROB DAVIS
PACKAGE (EPISODE X LENGTH): 52 X 30’
TARGET AUDIENCE: KIDS 8 - 12
NAMES OF MAJOR TOY LICENSEES: TBA
TYPE(S) OF ANIMATION: FLASH
SYNOPSIS: Dressed in a terrycloth cape with pink headgear, Milo Powell saves the day as CAPTAIN FLAMINGO, fighter of truth, freedom and justice for kids everywhere! Armed with a backpack of novelty store items and best pal, Lizbeth, Captain Flamingo helps kids navigate through grown up rules.

NAME OF SERIES: PRODUCING PARKER
PRODUCTION PARTNERS: BREAKTHROUGH ANIMATON IN ASSOCIATION WITH CANWEST MEDIA
CREATED BY: LAURA KOSTERSKI, CAROLYN NEWMAN, KEVIN GILLIS
PACKAGE (EPISODE X LENGTH): 13 X 30’
TARGET AUDIENCE: GENERAL 12 AND UP
NAMES OF MAJOR TOY LICENSEES: TBA
TYPE(S) OF ANIMATION: FLASH
SYNOPSIS: This edgy animated sitcom follows the outrageous adventures of overworked and underpaid television producer, Parker and her quirky crew. Each episode reveals the wildly hilarious and outrageous behind-the-scenes antics of “The Dee Show” a daytime talk show that sells viewers the myth of “having it all.”


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