MIP News Bytes: ‘Luchien,’ ‘P. King Duckling,’ ‘Zafari,’ ‘G.U.N.K. Aliens’

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+ Monster Entertainment continues to roll out the dialog-free kids fare for MIP Junior with two more series on its sales slate. Luchien (26 x 1) from Belgium’s Truffe Productions centers on Luchien the dog and Gabin the parrot and their wacky adventures — the series has already sold to RTBF (Belgium) and YLE (Finland). FlipFlap (25 x 4) is being produced by Mikairu for MCNTV in Indonesia and presents the problem solving antics of two cute fish living in a tank. www.monsterentertainment.tv

Luchien

Luchien

+ Little Airplane Productions and Chinese production partner UYoung are launching animated comedy P. King Duckling (52 x 11), created by Little Airplane’s Emmy-winning producer Josh Selig. Aimed at kids 4-7, the show follows adventurous bird P. King Duckling who has big dreams but not a lot of common sense. His mishaps offer endless opportunities `for creative problem solving. www.littleairplane.com

P. King Duckling

P. King Duckling

+ Ink Global is bringing a new CG animated series from Lucasfilm animation veteran David Dozoretz, Zafari. The multi-million euro budgeted show is set in a world whose unique inhabitants have been magically born with the skin of other animals. The show follows Zoomba, a little elephant with zebra stripes, as he explores and tries to make sense of the world. Themes of inclusivity, friendship and acceptance are highlighted.

+ Recently launched company Splash Entertainment will bring animated comedy G.U.N.K. Aliens (26 x 30), produced in partnership with Foothill Entertainment and its London affiliate Foothill Europe. Based on the best-selling kids books published by HarperCollins, the show features Jack, his robotic dog Snivel and his pals Oscar and Ruby who work for a top-secret alien-fighting organization called C.L.E.A.N., protecting the earth from the disgusting G.U.N.K. Aliens. www.splashentertainment.com

G.U.N.K. Aliens

G.U.N.K. Aliens