Mondo TV Group is wagging its tail for toy property Puppy in My Pocket. The Italian toon powerhouse is producing an animated TV show based on Puppy, in conjunction with the creator, Giochi Preziosi. With an estimated budget of $7.3 million, the series will be co-produced with MEG and Preziosi and distributed by Mondo TV in Italy and abroad.
A new toyline will also be introduced in time for the launch of the animated 52 X 13 series, which is scheduled for Christmas of 2010 in Spain and Italy. Puppy in My Pocket (Cuccioli Cerca Amici) was first introduced in the early 1990s and has found a global following, especially in Italy where it is a leading toy property. Based in Rome, Mondo TV oversees one of the largest animation libraries in Europe with over 1,600 episodes of TV shows and 75 animated features, including Kim, Gladiators, Monsters and Pirates, Lupo Alberto, Angel’s Friends and Virus Attack For more info, visit mondotv.it.