Cartoon One, and independent production and distribution company based in Rome, is heading to this year’s MIPCOM Jr. with a third season of School for Vampires, a co-production with Hahn Film Germany. In addition to another set of 26 13-minute episodes of the popular series, the company will be debuting new instalments of Buttercup Wood and Red Caps.
Aimed at kids 6-9, School for Vampires takes place in a peculiar learning institution based in an old, abandoned castle and centers on Oskar, a friendly, clever little vampire with an incurable blood phobia. The 2D show is produced in association with Rai Fiction.
Co-produced by Agogo Ent. in Hong Kong, Buttercup Wood consists of 52 x 13-minute CG animated episodes revolving around the theme ‘best friends bring out the best in each other.’ In each episode, preschoolers learn valuable lessons with Buttercup Wood residents Louie the bee, Shanghai the butterfly and Dietel the Beetle.
Red Caps is an educational action adventure series with 26 half-hour episodes in the can. The show involves a crew of magical elves on a mission to assist children all over the world in growing up with the skills needed to take care of our planet. The cross-platform, multi-media project is supported by UNICEF, and co-produced with Epidem Zot Finland & Cinegroupe Canada.
Cartoon One, which was named Best Animation Studio at Cartoons on the Bay 2008, will be located at the Italian Pavilion (ICE Stand No R36.17) during MIPCOM, taking place Oct. 13-17 in Cannes France. For more information on the company and its properties, go to www.cartoonone.it.