+ Foothill Entertainment, along with co-producers Moody Street Kids and Gallus Entertainment, has announced a new partnership with Mike and Liz Young’s Moonscoop Entertainment US on their goofy sci-fi comedy series G.U.N.K. Aliens. The show is commissioned by Network 10 Australia and based on the best-selling HarperCollins books, following Jack, his robotic dog Snivel and his best pals Oscar and Ruby as they work for a top-secret alien-fighting org defending the Earth from the disgusting G.U.N.K. Aliens. Foothill also revealed it will soon announce a major toy deal for the property as well as the signing of a significant publisher.
+ New broadcast partners for Home Plate Entertainment‘s skater-themed comedy toon Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders have been secured, just as the series preps for the launch of season 2 (26 x half-hours). These include RTP (Portugal), TG4 (Ireland) and GLOOB (Brazil). Additionally, Canada’s TELETOON has acquired a two-part Halloween special, which will also spawn special multi-platform content online. Home Plate is also producing a raft of new digital shorts to add to the existing library of 25+ shorts and interactive games for broadcasters to us on-air, online or on mobile devices.
+ Moonscoop has closed a raft of broadcast deals in the run-up to MIPCOM. Since the beginning of summer, Toddworld and Dive Olly Dive have gone to Qubo (US); Chloe’s Closet seasons 1 & 2 were picked up by Clan TVE (Spain) and Canal Panda (Portugal); RAI Gulp has renewed Code Lyoko seasons 1-3, acquired Code Lyoko Evolution and pre-bought new project Burny’s Odyssey; MTV3 (Finland) renewed Geronimo Stilton 2; Teletoon Poland renewed Tara Duncan and Titeuf; SVT (Sweden) acquired Casper’s Scare School 2; and Greece’s Megachannel has just launched Code Lyoko and Chloe’s Closet. In Asia, a global deal with Telco Viettel (Vietnam) for the entire Moonscoop catalog (approx. 1,200 half-hours) was finalized; Disney Korea and Korea Telecom Hitel both acquired Chloe’s Closet 2; and Truevisions (Thailand) closed a package deal for 350 half-hours of several series. In addition, Moonscoop’s Bangoo-branded SVOD apps will now be available on Amazon tablets in Spain, France and Italy. (Moonscoop MIPCOM booth # R27.18).