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Toonz to Acquire Imira

Toonz Entertainment will be acquiring full ownership of Spanish production/distribution company Imira Entertainment. The announcement was made during the MIPCOM market in Cannes by ... Continue Reading →
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eOne’s ‘Zak Storm’ Gets Greenlight

Entertainment One (eOne)’s latest animated kids’ series Zak Storm has been greenlit for production, and is set to air on France’s leading kids network Gulli starting ... Continue Reading →
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Sales Report: Raft of Global Sales Precede MIPCOM

With MIP Junior and MIPCOM looming in Cannes, reports of sales of animated programs around the world are stacking up. Here’s the latest: Genius Brands International has sold Stan ... Continue Reading →
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Squint/Opera and Genevieve Dexter Form Eye/Present

Following the collaboration between Squint/Opera and Serious Lunch to finance the 4.5m GBP ($7.2m USD) animated series Messy Goes to Okido — coming to CBeebies in Spring 2015 ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Keel Hauls ‘Pirate Express’

Breakthrough Entertainment is expanding its children’s library with the acquisition of Pirate Express, which will debut at the MIPCOM market in Cannes this month. The 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
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David Prod. Seeking Out Co-Pro Deals at MIPCOM

Japan’s David Production, a subsidiary of Fuji Television Network, will be participating in this year’s MIPCOM market (October 13-16) in search of co-production opportunities ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Picks Up ‘Horrid Henry’ for APAC

Zodiak Kids has announced a new deal for Novel Entertainment’s animated kids’ series Horrid Henry, which sees the popular 2D show licensed by Cartoon Network for their APAC ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Scott Scripts ‘Zeth & Zuna’ Pilot for Hello Horizon

The new U.K.-based production company Hello Horizon is ready to take its first series to market at MIPCOM: a 3D animated kids series titled Zeth & Zuna, the pilot for which was ... Continue Reading →
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Victory Arts, TVO Developing ‘Air Crafters’

Victory Arts has signed a development deal with Canada’s TVO for a new animated preschool series, Air Crafters (52 x 11 mins). Created by Tero Hollo, founder and director of creative ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Bytes: ‘Miffy,’ ‘Hullabalooba,’ ‘Pikkuli’

+ Mercis BV and Telescreen BV/m4e will be launching sales at MIP Junior and MIPCOM for their new CG-animated Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small — the first 3D animated take ... Continue Reading →