Prodcos across the globe are racking up the sales in the lead-up to MIPCOM next week. Read on for the latest TV activity.
Toronto, Canada’s Cuppa Coffee has teamed up with L.A. and Montreal-based Bejuba! Entertainment, which will see the latter handling current and future kids and family productions from Cuppa for international representation.
Bejuba! will be taking these titles to MIPCOM, including interstitial series Bruno (50 x one minute), spinoff series Bruno and the Banana Bunch (26 x 11 minutes), musical preschool series Tigga and Togga, (26 x three minutes), and Australian themed stop-motion special A Very Barry Christmas, along with a number of others in development.
Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop have also been keeping busy with the first season of Geronimo Stilton (26 x 22 minutes). New broadcasters on board include Chello Central Europe, which will air the series on their basic cable and satellite channel Minimax across the CEE. Territories included are Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, and Noga in Israel. Taking the home video rights is Cantabrava in Hungary, with plans for a Christmas 2009 release.
London based Evergreen Entertainment will be the worldwide sales agents for Silver Fox’s new animated series Crazy Cavemen, which is being produced for CBBC. The 39 x seven-minute CGI slapstick comedy series targets kids six to eight, and is scheduled for a 2010 delivery.
Alice Upside Down from Toronto’s CCI Releasing has been picking up international interest, as the family film gets snapped up by Super Ecran (Canada), Disney Channel (Germany, France, Italy and Japan), Canal+ (Poland) and TVI (Portugal), while More Brands in Germany takes the home entertainment rights.