Highlights from MIPJunior and MIPCOM

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The annual TV programming event showcased new released from Mattel, Fox and Planeta Junior, among others.

EUROPE–The annual TV programming trade shows MIPCOM and MIPJunior took place this week at the JW Marriott in Cannes, France, and served as hubs for a raft of broadcast deals and exciting reveals, such as Mattel Creation’s new take on “Thomas & Friends.”

Highlights from this year’s show include:

  • Mattel Creations hosted the first MIPJunior World Premiere TV screening this year with “Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!” More...
  • Twentieth Century Fox partnered with Locksmith Animation to debut their inaugural project, Ron’s Gone Wrong.  More...
  • Giochi Preziosi, Planeta Junior and Kotoc joined forces to premiere “Gormiti,” a new 3D CGI action comedy series, at MIPJunior. More...
  • Nelvana partnered with WeKids and Toon Boom Animation to launch a kids’ animation incubator competition in China for the development and production of multiple kids’ animation properties. More...
  • FremantleMedia Kids & Family tapped Discovery Italia to air both seasons of “Danger Mouse.” More...
  • DHX Media expanded its agreement with Amazon Prime Video for 13 kids’ shows. More...
  • Hoho Entertainment partnered with Chinese media company Wow Dadi Technology to launch the preschool series “Cloudbabies” in mainland China. More...
  • Nickelodeon Asia acquired the exclusive Pay TV and non-exclusive VOD rights to three animated shorts in Southeast Asia–“Cracké,” “Monster in a Box” and “Outopus.” More...
  • Studio 100 acquired the international distribution rights to the new live action series “Drop Dead Weird” and “Random and Whacky.” More...
  • Komixx Entertainment optioned the worldwide screen rights to the new, young adult thriller novel Captured by Kelly Anne Blount. More...
  • APC Kids secured a host of new deals with broadcasters throughout Europe and Canada for its animated series “Kid-E-Cats.” More...
  • Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment, partnered with UYoung in China for its preschool series “Moon and Me.” More...
  • BES Animation and Jetpack Distribution inked several new platform deals for its animated series “Kitty is Not a Cat.”  More...
  • Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood Media secured a score of broadcast deals for “The Ollie & Moon Show.” More...
  • MondoTV Iberoamerica partnered with Canal Panda to broadcast the first season of the animated series “Robot Trains” in Europe and Africa. More...
  • MoMedia signed several new deals that will see its series “Babar and the Adventures of Badou” and “Little Charmers” break into new territories. More...
  • BBC Worldwide partnered with Rede Globo to create a Brazilian adaptation of “The Last Hours of Laura K.” The local version, titled “Prova do Crime” will air on Rede Globo beginning in December and will air in three 10-minute segments.
  • ProColombia was on-site with 17 companies (including Team Toon Studios, Estudio Marañacos and Creativio, among many others) to showcase Colombia’s audiovisual and digital industry. Since the introduction of marketing programs aimed at promoting its activities internationally, the Colombian audiovisual industry has boomed with content spanning TV series, animated series, soap operas, reality shows, documentaries, cultural programs and more.

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