Winner Selected for MIPJunior Pitch


The Adventures of Team Pom was chosen as the winner of this year’s MIPJunior Pitch, spotlighting programs for kids 6 to 12.

The Adventures of Team Pom from Canada’s Wind Sun Sky Entertainment brings to life the world of a misfit trio who form an unbreakable bond of friendship as Queens’ worst synchronized swim team. It comes from Filipina illustrator Isabel Roxas and is described as Scooby-Doo meets The Royal Tenenbaums.

The project beat out four other pitches:

Flora from Birdo in Brazil is an animated series that follows a main character, a young seed, who is determined to learn every plant skill she can find—from growing thorns to flying with the wind to floating on water. Her friends and cohabitants are all part of the plant world.

Andy Wants to Be Famous from Cosmic Productions and France tv distribution is set in the seemingly ordinary town of Bamville, where the optimistic Andy and his friends are convinced that even the most mundane situation can turn out to be exceptional. It centers on a theme of social media and a kid who wants to become a successful influencer.

From the U.K.’s KMTV, Kidz on Climate aims to make children’s voices heard by empowering them to go beyond the headlines and explore for themselves the changing world around them. The climate correspondents are part of a competition series, rewarding the best report.

Wild Skies from Ireland’s Studio Meala is set in Wild Skies Podunk, the worst-performing airport—run by animals, for animals—in the Wild Skies chain, and centers on Shawn the fawn, its newest employee. The workplace comedy has a 2D hand-drawn animation style.

The jury featured Edward Barnieh, VP of development at BBC Studios; Yuanchang Sun, director of international co-production and IP investment for kids at China’s Alibaba-Youku; Rick Clodfelter, executive director of content acquisitions and partnerships at Disney Branded Television; and Kerstin Viehbach, commissioning lead for kids fiction at Super RTL.