MIPTV Spotlight: Mercis BV


CANNES: The worldwide rights for the book-based property Miffy, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, are owned by Mercis BV.

This MIPTV, the company will be showcasing Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small, an animated preschool show about the titular young bunny. “Featuring 52 brand-new stories of seven minutes, this new series is the HD CGI animated sequel to the successful Miffy and Friends,” says Frank Padberg, business development manager and producer at Mercis BV. “Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small is the first time Dick Bruna’s classic character, which marked 60 years in 2015, has ever appeared in CGI.”

Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small has now sold in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S.,” adds Padberg. “Together with our distribution partner m4e/Telescreen, we expect to add a few more to this list after this MIPTV.”