The children’s programming content market MIP Junior ended on a high note on Sunday (Oct. 9) with record attendance at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. The event, which featured keynotes by AwesomenessTV‘s CEO and founder Brian Robbins, Moshi Monster CEO Michael Acton Smith and Sprout president Sandy Wax. DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the personality of the year award at MIPCOM later this week. Among the many cocktail parties and events hosted by media companies on Sunday was a special celebration of the 10th anniversary of Rainbow’s Winx brand and a Junior closing night party hosted by the folks at DreamWorks Animation. Organizers reported that Junior had over 1,200 delegates, 500 buyers and over 1,100 programs available at its digital library this year. Cartoon Network also hosted a special lunch on Saturday, with a special appearance by Turner Broadcasting Kids CEO Stuart Snyder, who donned the iconic hat worn by Adventure Time‘s Finn to celebrate the show’s phenomenal popularity worldwide.
Over the weekend, PGS Entertainment hit the jackpot at the MIP Junior screening room with two of it animated shows taking the top two spots in the most viewed shows list. French distributor PGS’ Ladybug and Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks were the most requested titles by buyers at the event. Foothill Entertainment’s Boy & the Dinosaur, Gaumont Animation’s Calimero, Red Kite’s Bradley and the Bee, 9 Story Ent.’s Numb Chucks and Zodiak Kids’ Extreme Football were some of the other hot titles.
Here is the full list:
1. Ladybug (PGS Ent.) France
2. Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks (PGS Ent.) France
3. Boy & the Dinosaur (Foothill Ent.) U.S.
4. Calimero (Gaumont) France
5. Bradley & the Bee (Red Kite) U.K.
6. Numb Chucks (9 Story Ent.) Canada
7. Extreme Football (Zodiak Kids) U.K.
8. Awesomeness TV (DreamWorks TV) U.S.
9. Mini Ninjas (Cybergroup Studios) France
10. Royal Academy (Rainbow SRL) Italy