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BBC Worldwide Sells Children’s Programming

LONDON: In the days leading up to MIP Junior, BBC Worldwide has sold several kids’ properties to broadcasters around the world. Norway’s NKR picked up the right to Baby Jake, an animated/live-action series from Darrel McQueen about a traveling toddler. The show has also been purchased by Kazakhstan TV, RTP2 in Portugal, ...

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Saban Brands Gears Up for BLE

LOS ANGELES: At Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), Saban Brands has lined up highlights such as Power Rangers Megaforce, Julius Jr. and Digimon Fusion. The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. Ahead of the milestone, Saban Brands is debuting the latest installment, Power Rangers Megaforce. Kirk Bloomgarden, ...

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Breakthrough & Little Airplane to Distribute Kids’ Show

TORONTO/NEW YORK: The distribution for The Adventures of Napkin Man, a new preschool series, is being managed by Breakthrough Entertainment and Little Airplane Productions. The 13×30-minute original live-action/animated show will be produced and distributed globally by Breakthrough Entertainment. It will be distributed in the U.S. by Little Airplane Productions. The ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Guru Studio

CANNES: Guru Studio’s popular preschool series Justin Time continues to perform well around the world, and the company will be presenting the show at MIP Junior. “We will be closing new sales this market” for the show, says Frank Falcone, the president and creative director at Guru Studio. “We expect ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: CAKE

CANNES: Just in time for the holiday season, buyers can get their hands on CAKE’s Dear Dracula and Abominable Christmas, one for Halloween and one for Christmas. “The two holiday specials are the perfect seasonal fare,” says Ed Galton, the chief commercial officer and managing director of CAKE. “Made with ...

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Second Season of Geronimo Stilton Set for KiKA

MILAN/PARIS: Geronimo Stilton, an animated series co-produced by Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop, has been picked up for a second season by KiKA. KiKA will begin airing the show’s new season starting in July 2013. The show is inspired by the book series of the same name, focused on the adventures ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Technicolor Digital Productions

CANNES: Animation is what tops the list at Technicolor Digital Productions, including Pete & Pickles, a preschool special that focuses on a pig and a circus elephant. “It’s funny and quirky and its stories of friendship resonate with family audiences worldwide,” says Alison Warner, the company’s VP of IP sales, ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Saban Brands

CANNES: Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, Saban Brands is presenting Power Rangers Megaforce, the latest installment of the brand. The series, according to Elie Dekel, the president of Saban Brands, “takes the property to the next level in terms of action and audience ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: PGS Entertainment

CANNES: Continuing its partnership with Method Animation, PGS Entertainment is launching distribution for Heroes United, a new HD CGI series based on the Playmobil toy line. PGS is also keen to continue sales for its other Method Animation titles, including Iron Man: Armored Adventures and The Little Prince. New to ...

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Zoobabu Goes to Asia, Europe, LatAm & Middle East

MADRID: BRB Internacional’s Zoobabu, an animated kids’ series, has been sold to broadcasters in various territories around the world. The property has been acquired by Disney in Japan, Canal+ in France, RAI in Italy, Pixel in Ukraine, Discovery Kids in Latin America, Minika in Turkey and Al Jazeera in Arab territories. ...

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