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Cyber Group Takes Over Adam’s Bakery and Pom Pom: Paris-based animation house Cyber Group Studios has picked up two hot Asian titles: Changzhou Dinosaur Park’s Adam’s Bakery (China) and GIMC’and Corloon’s Pom Pom and Friends. Upper-preschool series Adam’s Bakery (CGI HD 52×13′) centers on the adventures of excellent bakery chef Adam and his dinosaur friends who living in the beautiful and colorful forest town of Shangri-la. Cyber Group Studios will handle the series’ worldwide distribution excluding China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The show is ready for delivery this December.

Partnering with GIMC on two seasons of the first 3D stereoscopic series for preschoolers Cloud Bread (156×7′) since 2010, Cyber Group Studios is now bringing to market GIMC and Corloon’s new show Pom Pom and Friends for distribution in EMEA, America, Australia and New Zealand. The new (78 x 7) stereoscopic preschool series follows a 5 years-old who is very enthusiastic and still learning and figuring out how the world works. The series is written by Emmy-winner Carter Crocker (Winnie the Pooh), directed by Woody Yocum and supervised by Larry Huber.

Pom Pom and Friends

Pom Pom and Friends

Planeta Junior’s Egyxos to Draw Boys: Italy’s De Agostini Publishing, De Agostini Editore/DeAKids, Planeta Junior and Musicartoon will bring their first animated series Egyxos to the MIP Junior market in France next month. Based on De Agostini’s popular book property, the new 2D-animated series, targets boy 8 to 12, and features 20 super-powered characters fighting for the control of the mysterious world of Egyxos.

Egyxos

Egyxos

Atlantyca’s Bat Pat Takes Wing: The new animated adventure comedy Bat Pat, a co-production of Italy’s Atlantyca, Spain’s Imira and Malaysia’s Inspidea, along with partners has signed with Italy’s Rai Fiction and GD Animation Fund and RTVE (Spain) has begun production. The 52 x 11-minute 2D toon is described as a spooky animated adventure comedy that proves the supernatural isn’t always evil—just misunderstood! The series centers on Bat Pat and the Silver siblings, who investigate the strange mysteries of their town of Fogville. “We are so excited to be starting production on the first season of a project so close to our hearts,” said Atlantyca’s Catarina Vacchi. “We are delighted to be working with Imira, and Inspidea and now Rai and RTVE to bring this funny and exciting new show to young viewers everywhere.”

Bat Pat

Bat Pat

Hryniewicz and Xerri-Brook Form New PR Venture: Veteran TV publicists Céline Xerri-Brook and Lisa Hryniewicz have announced a joint venture specializing in global TV, film and licensing corporate businesses. Both parties will continue to manage their existing clients under Koko Media (owned by Hryniewicz) and Magena Media (owned by Xerri-Brook), independently from this new venture.

(from left) Céline Xerri-Brook and Lisa Hryniewicz

(from left) Céline Xerri-Brook and Lisa Hryniewicz

Both Xerri-Brook and Hryniewicz have individually worked with clients such as IMAX Corporation, A+E Networks, iConcerts, Guru Studio, Marathon Media, Zodiak Kids CP Paris, and Rainbow Srl, to mention a few. Together they have over 25 years experience in managing international press for clients in the TV, film, licensing, toy and channel businesses, across all genres (kids, factual, drama, entertainment, music, interactive technology, VOD, etc). Both execs are native Spanish speakers, and are fluent in French and Italian, allowing them a strong advantage in working with clients across the globe. The dynamic duo previously worked together in 1998 when Céline managed Salsa Distribution’s PR, contributing directly and significantly to the company’s eventual sale to TV Loonland.