MIP Junior’s Awesome Octet
Eight animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the children’s content market, taking place Oct. 11-12 in Cannes, France.
Heroes: Legend of the Battle Disks
Format: 26 x half-hour or 52 x 13 Type of animation: 2D Produced by: Asahi Production, distributed by MarVista Entertainment Target audience: Boys 5-10 Synopsis: In a galaxy near the center of the universe, the heroes live on Planet Aernia, home to an academy that trains them with an ultimate mission: to fight the Dark Desire try- ing to destroy their world. The trainees hope to become part of the elite Heroes, but first they must find powerful secret weapons as they train for battle. Selling points: This new Japanese import has the right pedigree to take off in the boys’ action realm. The series is directed by Masahiro Hosoda ( Digimon, Yu- Gi- Oh) and written by Junki Takegami ( Naruto, Power Rangers) with character designs by Yoshihiro Nagamori ( Bakugan, Beyblade) — bringing a wealth of global hit experience to the table. Delivery date: Available now.
Type of animation: 2D Produced by: DHX Media Vancouver Created by: Scott Fellows Target audience: Kids 6-11 Synopsis: The evils of the universe collide with the evils of adolescence, as 12-year-old, nerdy best friends Kevin, Tyler, Shope and the Roach not only have to contend with the harrowing halls of their middle school, but must survive microcosmic assassins infecting earthlings bent on destroying them and the entire world. Selling points: As DHX Media president and COO Steven DeNure points out: “We are very happy to be collaborating on a new Scott Fellows project on our animated slate, following the success of Johnny Test. The commitment of TELETOON [Canada] and Cartoon Network U.S. is testament to his creative talent.”
Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab
Format: 52 x 11 Type of animation: Multimedia Produced by: Genius Brands International, American Public Television Created by: Steve Banks Target audience: Kids Synopsis: Angie is a 12-year-old science prodigy who, along with her science club friends, discovers Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: a dream lab equipped with everything they could ever imagine, including a hologram that brings the legendary inventor “to life” and a wacky robot named Von Bolt. Selling points: “Learning and innovation go hand in hand; characteristics that are synonymous with Thomas Edison,” says chairman and CEO of Genius Brands Andy Heyward. “By blending real science educational experiences with fun, interactive entertainment, we hope to inspire children and encourage them in the love of science.” Delivery date: 2015
Tib & TumTum
Format: 52 x 13 Type of animation: 2D Produced by: Go-N Productions, TFOU Created by: Based on the comic by Flora Grimaldi and Nicolas Bannister Target audience: Kids 5-8 Synopsis: Because of a birthmark on his face, young Tib has always been made fun of by the other kids in his prehistoric village. But Tib has one thing the others don’t: his best friend is a dinosaur! Having a T-Rex best buddy is awesome, but the lovable giant reptile also causes his share of problems. Selling points: The graphic-novel source material has proven a hit with kids and parents on both sides of the pond, and the show creators are sure they’ll capture that mix of comedy and mind-blowing adventure. “With this series, children will get a breath of fresh air. It conveys universal values: being open to difference, personal achievement, friendship and humor, while taking the drama out of learning about life,” say Go-N’s Eric Garnet and Anne de Galard.
is the company’s