Eight Toons to Watch at MIP Ju­nior

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The MIP Ju­nior mar­ket in Cannes (Oct. 14-15) is one of the world’s big­gest show­cases for kids’ pro­gram­ming. This year fea­tures key­notes by Fred­er­a­tor founder Fred Seib­ert and Net­flix’s head of global kids con­tent, Andy Yeat­man, as well as a World Pre­miere TV Screen­ing of Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Ad­ven­tures!. Here are eight shows that are poised to make a big splash at the Ju­nior mar­ket (in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der): Cre­ated by: Frédéric Martin ( Dude, That’s My Ghost!) Dis­trib­u­tor: Gau­mont Pack­age: 52 x 11 Tar­get Au­di­ence: Synop­sis: This an­i­mated com­edy fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of a hy­per­ac­tive young sloth with oo­dles of drive! He’s the first of his kind to even leave his tree, and he is not stop­ping there! He wants to shake the dust of this town off his feet and see the world, but, be­fore any­thing else, he must pass his driv­ing test. His first stop is Rac­ers School, be­cause ev­ery her­bi­vore who wants to sur­vive out there needs to learn to drive fast! Or else, you’ll end up as a leop­ard’s lunch meat. An­i­ma­tion Style: 2D Why It’s Awe­some: Given what we know about sloths, that they are the slow­est an­i­mals on the face of the earth, it’s ironic and wildly en­ter­tain­ing that our main char­ac­ter An­dré is hy­per­ac­tive and driven by the idea of speed. Sell­ing Points: Vanessa Shapiro, Gau­mont’s pres­i­dent of world­wide TV dis­tri­bu­tion & co-pro, says, “This show is quite dif­fer­ent to any­thing else avail­able right now as it’s slap­stick com­edy at its best. An­dré’s fam­ily just don’t un­der­stand this hy­per­ac­tive sloth’s drive to drive! But he’s ded­i­cated to be­ing the fastest, and to­gether with his an­i­mal friends at the rac­ing academy, An­dré gets in­volved in all sorts of scrapes and ad­ven­tures. We’re ex­cited for the se­ries to pre­miere very soon on France 3 and Dis­ney XD EMEA.” Cre­ated by: Calm Is­land Dis­trib­u­tor: Imira En­ter­tain­ment (Spain, Italy, Por­tu­gal, Latin Amer­ica and U.S. His­panic); LNC Me­dia (France, Benelux, Ger­many, Switzer­land, UK, Scan­di­navia, North Amer­ica); Toonz Me­dia (In­dia and South­east Asia); Calm Is­land (rest of world). Pack­age: 52 x 11 Tar­get Au­di­ence: Kids 4-7 Synop­sis: The se­ries in­tro­duces a team of six dy­namic, cre­ative, and in­trepid heroes-in­train­ing who must work to­gether to pro­tect the bal­ance of na­ture in Badanamu. Com­bat­ing the schem­ing plots and dark plans of the trou­ble­mak­ing Grum­bles, our heroes never meet a chal­lenge they can’t over­come, a mys­tery they can’t solve, or a dis­as­ter they can’t avert. Un­der­ly­ing STEAM and so­cial lessons are wo­ven into each heart-thump­ing ad­ven­ture chock full of ac­tion, hu­mor, and sur­prise! An­i­ma­tion Style: CGI Why It’s Awe­some: The world of Badanamu was first cre­ated in 2011 as a preschool learn­ing brand, now avail­able in over 30 coun­tries. A se­ries of short videos be­gan rolling out in 2013, avail­able via part­ners in­clud­ing YouTube, Alibaba, Naver, Roku, and Ama­zon. Over 200 short videos have re­ceived over 2.5 bil­lion views to date. This en­thu­si­asm for the char­ac­ters of Badanamu led to the de­vel­op­ment of the se­ries, which has presold to France’s La­gardère Ac­tive for its Gulli and Tiji chan­nels, and Car­toon Network Italy. Sell­ing Points: David Roberts, CEO of Calm Is­land, points out, “We have al­ready en­gaged mil­lion of fans with the char­ac­ters of Badanamu, and we have spent the past two years de­vel­op­ing and pro­duc­ing the TV se­ries, which will take their en­gage­ment with the char­ac­ters to a whole new level. Boast­ing the­atri­cal qual­ity an­i­ma­tion, fun sto­ry­lines, love­able char­ac­ters and catchy songs, Badanamu Cadets is sure to de­light kids and their fam­i­lies, too.” Cre­ated by: Ethan Long/Tech­ni­color Cre­ative De­vel­op­ment

Pro­ducer and Pre­sales: Pack­age: 52 x 11 An­i­ma­tion Style: CGI Tar­get Au­di­ence: Kids 4-7 Synop­sis: Based on the orig­i­nal book se­ries from ac­claimed au­thor Ethan Long and cre­ator of the Emmy-nom­i­nated se­ries Tasty Time with ZeFronk, Chamelia cen­ters on a six-year-old chameleon, who changes color to match her feel­ings and em­braces life with a flare and style all her own. A star­burst of im­petu­ous en­ergy and imag­i­na­tive fun, Chamelia is the best friend ev­ery­one wants, and her col­or­ful feel­ings help con­nect the com­mu­nity to­gether. An­i­ma­tion Style: CGI Why It’s Awe­some: No other early preschool an­i­mated se­ries clearly ex­plains the com­plex­ity of emo­tions to young view­ers. Sell­ing Points: Steven Wend­land, VP & cre­ative head of Tech­ni­color Cre­ative De­vel­op­ment, points out, “Chamelia is uniquely po­si­tioned to en­cour­age our young au­di­ence to cel­e­brate dif­fer­ences and ex­press who they are. With its em­pha­sis on em­pa­thy and the fact that Chamelia changes color to re­flect her emo­tions, chil­dren will re­late to Chamelia and the sit­u­a­tions she finds her­self in.” Cre­ated by: Nigel Stone of Plat­inum Films MarVista for a new gen­er­a­tion of kids, we be­lieve the mag­i­cal qual­ity and mes­sag­ing of the se­ries will ap­peal to both tra­di­tional chan­nels and dig­i­tal plat­forms and resonate with young chil­dren all over the world.” Cre­ated by: Ann Ri­ley, Will Broome and Colin Wil­liams Dis­trib­u­tor: Six­teen South Rights Pack­age: 52 x 11 Synop­sis: The show cen­ters on two very dif­fer­ent friends: Doris is adopted and doesn’t look like any­one in her fam­ily, while Frankie is told that he looks just like his fa­ther—a man from Nor­way whom Frankie has never met. Nei­ther has had a best friend be­fore, but when they meet at the school bus stop, an un­break­able friend­ship is born. Their world is filled with a host of eclec­tic char­ac­ters in­clud­ing fam­ily, friends, an en­emy or two and even a psy­cho­pathic pet pug­gle! Tar­get Au­di­ence: Kids 7 – 11 An­i­ma­tion Style: 2D Why It’s Awe­some: “All the art­work in the show is made us­ing felt-tip pens on paper—not some kind of dig­i­tal felt-tip or dig­i­tal paper—the real stuff with the re­ally smelly felt-tips! Like all of our shows, it re­ally is hand-made.” Sell­ing Point: “In our chang­ing cul­tural and po­lit­i­cal cli­mate, Frankie and Doris is a se­ries that cel­e­brates dif­fer­ence and ac­cept­ing oth­ers for who they are—no mat­ter what,” says Six­teen South’s cre­ative direc­tor, Colin Wil­liams.

Pro­ducer: TeamTO For­mat: 52 x 11 Tar­get Au­di­ence: 6-11 An­i­ma­tion Style: CGI Synop­sis: Have you ever won­dered how to pull a rab­bit out of a hat, make some­one dis­ap­pear, es­cape from a locked safe, walk through a solid wall or even read your sis­ter’s mind? The House of Magic, run by leg­endary ma­gi­cian and il­lu­sion­ist Lawrence De­weerd, is just the place to find out! Dy­lan, Izzy, Zach, Vin­cent and Veronica all have a gift for il­lu­sion, con­jur­ing, mis­di­rec­tion and all things mag­i­cal, so this sum­mer they’re at­tend­ing magic camp to live out their dream of be­com­ing ma­gi­cians— and friends! Based on the hit fea­ture film from Stu­dio Canal. Why It’s Awe­some: The se­ries is set in the orig­i­nal back­ground of a Magic School for as­pir­ing ma­gi­cians, run by a world-fa­mous il­lu­sion­ist. Sell­ing Points: Corinne Kouper, TeamTO’s head of de­vel­op­ment and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer, “We are so happy to have direc­tor Chris­tian De Vita work­ing on this ex­cit­ing project with his unique pas­sion. School of Magic will un­doubt­edly ben­e­fit from his spe­cial touch, after hav­ing di­rected our movie Yel­low­bird, and now di­rect­ing the third sea­son of PJ Masks, the flag­ship preschool show he helped cre­ate.” Pro­ducer: Xilam An­i­ma­tion For­mat: 78 x 7 Tar­get Au­di­ence: car­toon fans An­i­ma­tion Style: 2D Synop­sis: This new take on the clas­sic an­i­mated star of the UPA se­ries (first in­tro­duced in 1949) of­fers new ad­ven­tures of the dy­namic, kind-hearted and help­ful char­ac­ter, who wreaks havoc with­out his glasses. All of his neigh­bors have kindly ad­justed to his unique­ness…ex­cept for one: a mega­lo­ma­niac hamster by the name of Fizz whose sole goal is to have all of hu­man­ity rec­og­nize his tremen­dous ge­nius. He’s de­ter­mined to leave his mark on his­tory, but some­how Ma­goo al­ways in­ter­feres, thus pre­vent­ing Fizz from car­ry­ing out his crazy plans! Why It’s Awe­some: Who doesn’t love the amaz­ing Mr. Ma­goo, who has been de­light­ing an­i­ma­tion lovers since he was first in­tro­duced in 1949? He has even re­ceived two Best An­i­mated Short Os­cars. Xilam has in­tro­duced var­i­ous mod­ern el­e­ments to the mix for to­day’s au­di­ences, but the clas­sic comedic el­e­ments still resonate. Sell­ing Points: Xilam’s founder and pres­i­dent, Marc De Pon­tavice, notes, “Bring­ing Mr. Ma­goo back to life is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to reach a new gen­er­a­tion of view­ers and to cre­atively build on the in­no­va­tive orig­i­nal se­ries. We look for­ward to bring­ing back the heart and hu­mor as only Mr. Ma­goo can de­liver, but also adding new strong char­ac­ters such as Mr. Cat (his dog!) and his op­po­nent, Mr. Fizz (a lu­natic hamster), to make the show rich in both the cute and com­edy fac­tors. Visu­ally spectacular and fea­tur­ing a bril­liant hip-hop sound­track, the se­ries has gath­ered the best story artists and an­i­ma­tors from Xilam stu­dio to make the show per­fectly pitched for wide in­ter­na­tional ap­peal.” Pack­age: 52 x 11 Cre­ated by: Ice­landic Kol­beins­dot­tir Dis­trib­u­tor: TBC Tar­get Au­di­ence: Kids 7- 12 Synop­sis: This ac­tion-com­edy show is set in fan­tasy world filled with flawed but love­able char­ac­ters. The is­land of Tulipop, drawn from an eclec­tic Ice­landic her­itage, is an ab­surd and sur­pris­ing uni­verse where noth­ing is quite what it seems. The quirky char­ac­ters may ap­pear cute and adorable, but they are all flawed in dif­fer­ent ways and face prob­lems and chal­lenges that cre­ate con­flict. Like any fam­ily, they love each other, but they don’t al­ways like each other. An­i­ma­tion Style: 2D Why It’s Awe­some: After seven years as a suc­cess­ful de­sign-led char­ac­ter brand with a range of cool and col­or­ful prod­ucts, Tulipop has now been de­vel­oped for an­i­ma­tion with a top-notch cre­ative team, which in­cludes Tobi Wil­son, lead writer on The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball, and award-win­ning di­rec­tors Si­mon Cartwright ( Manoman) and Nina Gantz ( Ed­mond) in a co-pro­duc­tion with Lon­don­based Blink In­dus­tries. Sell­ing Points: Helga Ár­nadót­tir, CEO of Tulipop, points out, “Ever since the launch of Tulipop in 2010, we’ve been asked when the an­i­mated show was hap­pen­ing, so we are thrilled to now be pre­sent­ing an orig­i­nal TV se­ries which is au­then­tic and true to Signy’s beau­ti­ful Tulipop. This orig­i­nal world, which has al­ready gained so many fans around the world, is based on Signy’s fam­ily and friends and in­spired by peo­ple’s flaws, ec­cen­tric­i­ties and quirks.”

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