World-renowned U.K.-based animation house Cosgrove Hall will offer up three new, home-grown, animated properties at next week’s MIPTV market in Cannes, France. The company says it is already in discussions with leading international broadcasters regarding Roger to the Rescue, Eddie Retractorhead and My Neighbour Is An Evil Genius!, which will all be offered as packages of 52 episodes running 10 to 11 minutes in length.
Created in-house using Toon Boom Harmony, Roger to the Rescue reaches out to kids 3-6 with the adventures of a seemingly ordinary boy who goes into hero mode when trouble arises on Puffin Island. From his bedroom atop the old lighthouse that he and his unsuspecting father call home, Roger and his trusty friends Tula, Clunk and Howler keep watch over the island and its community and swing into action when Roger’s trusty transmitter watch alert them to suspicious goings on.
Aimed at the 7-10 set, Eddie Retractorhead (52×10) is a Flash series that centers on a TV star and blogger who is half space snot stuff and half pie. With his best friend Blam Blob, Eddie tries to find fame, be weird and get into as many fixes as a space pie guy can handle. The show has already caught the eye of Nickelodeon U.K., which has commissioned a series of 10 one-minute interstitials to air in 2008.
My Neighbour Is An Evil Genius (52×10) targets kids 7-11 with comic tales of espionage, surveillance and high- octane action that takes place over a garden fence in a sleepy suburban town named Hokey Hill. Produced in Toon Boom Harmony, show revolves around Kirk Carter, a newcomer to town who discovers that the boy next door, Viktor Strange, is an evil genius. Kirk makes it his mission to expose Viktor and his diabolical creations, which include Giant, laser shooting robots, and genetically modified vampire vegetables.