TV-Loonland makes a strong showing at MIPCOM this year with a number of licensing deals secured for its properties The Cramp Twins, Something Else and Letters from Felix. Other deals may soon be announced as new properties Dragon’s Rock, Sam Hamwich–Superhero Sandwich and Rudi preview at Cannes.
The second season of The Cramp Twins (26×30) was picked up by TV3 New Zealand, SABC South Africa and–as part of a package with Christmas specials, GI Joe and other productions–YTV Canada. The first season is a big hit in the U.K. on Cartoon Network and CBBS, and was licensed to more than 100 television stations throughout the world.
Something Else (26×11) was licensed to YLE Finland and Rai Cinema Italy. The cartoon series revolves around the small, blue, furry creature Something and his orange friend Else. Producers describe the show as The Odd Couple for kids 5-9.
The Polish station Telewizja Polska and Czech Rep. (Czech Republic) licensed Letters from Felix (26×12), based on the picture books by Annette Langen and Constanza Droop. The series is produced by TV-Loonland in cooperation with the German television station ZDF amongst others.
The broadcasting rights for the cartoon series Metalheads (26×11) went to TPS France. Co-produced with ZDF and CBBC, the series employs wacky comedy and raunchy medieval antics to chronicle the lives of five very different friends who all want to become real knights in shining armor. The series will be broadcast this fall by the BBC and may show up on ZDF in the spring or summer of 2004.