Global TV News Bytes Part II

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+ Atomic Cartoons will be bringing three new animated treats along in its luggage to the MIPCOM market, including the studio’s first live-action hybrid series Minimum Wage, a comedy series for tweens that follows two 15-year-old boys on a mission to get jobs or plot get-rich quick schemes in order to fund their fixer-upper car in time to get their drivers’ licenses. Atomic will also serve up Scapegoats, an 11-minute episodic about three young goats trying to get through the Middle ages without ending up on the wrong side of the King’s feast—complicated by the fact that they are under an evil wizard’s curse. And finally, Max Mashup is a toon comedy for kids 7-11 about a boy named Max who finds a strange gizmo in his neighbor’s trash, which accidentally mixes up everything in Max’s room with the town’s humans and animals. Atomic can be found at the Canadian Pavilion at MIPCOM.

Atomic Cartoons

Atomic Cartoons

+ Vodka‘s successful CG kids’ series Jelly Jamm (78 x 11) is heading to China thanks to a newly announced deal with Ciwen Media Group, which plans to launch the show in 2014. The agreement spans all rights including broadcast, digital media, publishing, licensing and merchandising—China is the latest territory to join the 180 countries currently broadcasting the show. Jelly Jamm centers on a group of friends on the planet Jammbo, where all music in the universe is created. The deal was brokered by Union Media, the show’s global distributor (excluding Americas).

Jelly Jamm

Jelly Jamm

+ Italy’s Dynit S.r.l. has acquired Heroes of the City from Sweden’s Ruta Ett DVD AB. The CG-animated rescue vehicle series is set to debut on Dynit’s newly launched preschool channel Ka-Boom later this fall. Aimed at kids 3-7, the show focuses on problem solving and positive messages. Season 1 (26 x 14) has been sold to 180 countries, with Season 2 (26 x 11) set to launch next year. The second season is being scripted by the award-winning team at Baboon Animation. The Dynit agreement includes home and VOD rights, and Ruta Ett DVD AB says it is looking to cooperate on apps, games, websites and other digital components.

Heroes of the City

Heroes of the City