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Zodiak Kids to Debut New Pilot at MIPTV

CANNES: Tele Images Productions, part of Zodiak Kids, and Danish studio Nice Ninja are set to premiere the pilot episode of The Marco Macaco Show at MIPTV.   The 3D animated non-verbal comedy series was produced with Canal+. Zodiak Kids holds the distribution rights for the show and will begin ...

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CBeebies to Air Gigglebiz & Dime Dime in the U.S.

MIAMI, March 30: CBeebies’ new series Gigglebiz and season three of the preschool show Dime Dime are to premiere in the U.S. market on April 2 during the channel’s Playtime block. In Gigglebiz, British comedian Justin Fletcher plays eccentric characters in a series of sketches. The series aims to help ...

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Cyber Group Raises Financing, Makes Sales

CANNES: On the back of scoring a number of new broadcast deals, Cyber Group Studios has secured 5 million euros from the private-equity and venture-capital funds Idinvest Partners and Entrepreneur Venture to help accelerate the company’s growth. Cyber Group heads into MIPTV having already secure presales for Mademoiselle Zazie, a co-production ...

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FME Live-Action Kids Title Scores Turner Commission

LONDON: Turner Broadcasting has commissioned the new live-action and animation series Team Toon, which it is co-producing with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), Larry Schwarz and his production outfit for Cartoon Network EMEA and the Asia Pacific. FME is managing the worldwide distribution of the TV series, outside of EMEA and the ...

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Breakthrough Options Margaret Atwood Book

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has optioned the children’s book series Wandering Wenda & Friends, wrtitted by Margaret Atwood, for development as an animated preschool series.  The book was optioned from publisher McArthur & Company. Atwood has penned more than 40 books, spanning fiction, poetry and critical essays.  “Margaret Atwood is celebrated ...

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NBC Slots New Saturday Morning Preschool Block

UNIVERSAL CITY: This July, NBC is launching a new Saturday morning preschool block, NBC Kids, which will be programming by Sprout and feature shows such as Poppy Cat and Pajanimals. The new three-hour block will feature educational series that focus on promoting active, healthy lifestyles for preschoolers. Shows already slated ...

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Cartoon Network Takes Nick Cannon Sketch Comedy

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network has picked up an as-yet-unnamed kids’ sketch comedy show from creator Nick Cannon. The live-action, half-hour series features a comedy troupe led by teen stars Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Shameik Moore (Joyful Noise), Brandon Soo Hoo (Enders Game, Tropic Thunder), Shauna Case (American Horror Story) and Chanelle ...

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Jim Henson Company in Development on New Show

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company will be on hand at MIPTV looking to sign up co-production partners for the new animated kids’ series ImaginOcean. The 52×11-minute series is based on the Off-Broadway musical John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean. The show is an underwater adventure, infused with music. Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford ...

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PGS to Present Fresh Programming

PARIS: A total of 81 half-hours of new programming will be on offer from PGS Entertainment, including new episodes of The Little Prince, among others. There are 26 new episodes (or 13 mini-movies) for The Little Prince. The show is produced by Method Animation and Saint Exupéry-d’Agay Estate co-production with ...

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m4e Adds Two New Titles

MUNICH: The Canadian animated feature films Dex Hamilton and Tossed in Space are to be represented for the international market, for worldwide TV and home entertainment, by Germany’s m4e. Telescreen, m4e’s distribution arm, will present both features at MIPTV. The CGI-animated movies are currently in production. Dex Hamilton, a sci-fi adventure ...

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