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German brand management and media company m4e is expanding its licensing program for its award-winning animated and live-action hybrid children’s show, Mia and Me. More than 30 licensees have come on board in Germany alone—and more partners are being added in time for this month’s International Toy Fair in Nuremberg. [...]
MarVista Entertainment’s animated preschool series Julius Jr. was the most-screened series at this year’s MIPJunior market in France (Oct. 6-7). Produced by Saban Brands and animated by BrainPower Studio, the 52 x 11 show follows the adventures of a younger version of Paul Frank’s well-known monkey and his friends Worry [...]
Fifteen companies from nine European countries are on the list of finalists for Cartoon Tributes 2012, the annual awards for sector professionals to honor outstanding contribution to the European animation sector. The list of nominees reflects the strength and vigour of European animation, including local and regional channels, distinguished sector [...]
The live-action/CG-animated children’s series Mia and Me proved to be a ratings success during its launch on German TV KiKA last week. Produced by Lucky Punch GmbH (a joint venture between m4e and Gerhard Hahn), Italy’s Rainbow S.r.l. and Canada’s March Entertainment, the 26 x 23 series delivered a 33% [...]
Italian production, distribution and licensing house Rainbow has secured a licensing partnership with toy giant Mattel for its new girls’ television series Mia and Me. Mattel joins international licensing partners Panini, Unilever Germany, Belltex, Ciementoni, Schmidt Spiele and Egmont in the property’s program, with consumer products set to launch this [...]
The international children’s content market MIP Junior wrapped over the weekend in Cannes. The two-day event was packed with various panels focusing on different aspects of the industry—from what buyers are looking for shows this year to how the teen market is driving the transmedia trends, and the possible merging [...]
Munich-based brand management and media company m4e AG has acquired the available back catalogue of former TV Loonland AG out of the bankruptcy trust. The extensive package of rights was purchased directly from the insolvency administrator by its subsidiary m4e Television and contains more than 1,400 episodes of animation and [...]