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.

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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.


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