Turn It Up to Eleven
A list of 10 plus 1 shows to watch for on the floor at MIP during the annual market, set for April 7-10
Angel’s Friends Produced by: Play Entertainment, RTI Mediaset, Mondo TV Created by: Simona Ferri (original comic books) Format: 104 x 11 (two seasons), 80-minute TV movie Target audience: Kids 6-12 Type of animation: HD 2D Synopsis: Five young angels live in the crowded metropolis of Angie Town, where they study hard at school to become 100 percent angels. To do this, they must spend time on Earth following five lively humans while resisting the lures of the five devils-in-training who have arrived with a similar goal in mind.
follows the adventures of 7-year-old Billy Green, who, along with his animal sidekick Moxy and transforming, solar-paneled vehicle Chuggy Buggy, travels the globe to build environmentally friendly, imaginative solutions that help animals in trouble.
Billy Green Builds! sode explores what real-life situations feel like for a preschool child, told from Bing Bunny’s point of view — eveything from getting dressed, to taking a bath or making a smoothie. Billy Green Builds! Produced by: Little Airplane Productions and SeaWorld Kids Created by: Josh Selig Format: 52 x 11 Target audience: Preschool Type of animation: 2D Selling Points: With two seasons complete, Mondo’s international sales department coordinator Micheline Azoury says the show’s growing broadcast success is due to its high production quality, storytelling and relatable characters. “These days the girls’ property market is really lacking, and here we are bringing broadcasters Angel’s Friends, where each of the girl characters look like any of today’s fashionable, adventurous teens. This is what a great girls’ show can offer.” Status: Complete Broadcasters: Acquired by Canale 1 Mediasat Italy, SIC Portugal, RTL Belgium, TVN Style Poland, Teletoon France, RTM Malaysia, Star TV Greece, GMA Philippines, DigiTurk Turkey, TV3 Russia, Aniplus Korea. Bing Produced by: Acamar Films, Brown Bag Films, Tandem Films Created by: Ted Dewan Format: 78 x 7 Target audience: Type of animation: Synopsis: Selling points: “SeaWorld Kids is doing wonderful work in the area of educating and entertaining young kids about the natural world. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with them on this bold new animated preschool series,” says Little Airplane founder Josh Selig. Status: In development Preschool
3D CGI Adapted from the books by awardwinning author and illustrator Ted Dewan, Bing celebrates the real-life experiences of young children and the grown-ups in their lives in an authentic and highly relatable way. Each epi- Selling points: Mikael Shields, CEO of Acamar Films says: “We’ve meticulously developed Bing with our partners at Brown Bag Films, to produce a unique high-budget television series which bravely takes on the genuine emotions of being a very young child and then dramatizes them in a joyful, moving and, most of all, authentic way. We’ve adopted a team-writing approach, recruiting talent from mainstream live-action drama. We’ve assembled an extraordinary hand-picked production team and cast to bring Bing to life, and we’re all collectively as excited as a real 3-year old to begin to show the world the work we’ve all been doing these past few years.” Status: In production, UK TX slated for summer 2014 Chamelia Produced by: Technicolor, Mercury Filmworks Created by: Based on the book series by Ethan Long Format: 52 x 11 Target audience: Type of animation: Synopsis: Chamelia
Preschool 2D stars 6-year-old chameleon Chamelia who, contrary to the nature of chameleons, would rather stand out than blend in. Set in the town of Camouflage, the show celebrates the joys of being unique as the central character experiences familiar childhood situations at school, in the playground, at