News brief: Waybuloo scores Taiwanese deal

Zodiak Kids’ preschool series Waybuloo has found carriage on a Taiwanese broadcaster. The 50x19mins show will launch on kids platform YoYo following a deal brokered by BBC Worldwide, which reps it in Taiwan and China. The show comes from Zodiak-owned prodco The Foundation and currently comprises an overall 150 episodes. A new 50 episodes season […]

Essential fills MIP slate with Bubble Bath Bay

Rake coproducer Essential Media and Entertainment is sending four children’s series to MIPJunior next month, including the 52x11mins Bubble Bath Bay. Essential’s latest drama series Rake is set to launch on Fox in the US later this season, coproduced with Fedora Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, but it is also active in the kids’ space. […]

MIPJunior: Super Wings!

The international nature of the kids TV business is encapsulated in a new show for MIPJunior, Super Wings!, which was created in South Korea, is being written in the US and animated in China. Funnyflux Entertainment is hoping to follow up the success of its Zodiak-distributed kids series Tickety Toc with the new animated preschool […]

Euro-made boys action toon set for MIPCOM

DeAKids and Planeta Junior are among partners presenting the first episode of Egyxos, a new supernatural-themed boys action series at MIPJunior. De Agostini Publishing, DeAKids stablemate De Agostini Editore and Musicartoon are the other companies attached to the 26x30mins series, which they sell mixes “spectacular adventures with humour”. The Egyxos franchise was developed by De […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Filly Funtasia

Filly Funtasia will be trotting into MIPJunior and MIPCOM courtesy of Spain’s BRB, which is handling international sales. The 26x30mins series follows Rose, a unicorn filly who is the newest student at the School of Magic in the kingdom of Funtasia. Her fellow students include elves, fairies, prince and princesses and witches, all perfecting their […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Beijing Opera Cats

SMG is one of China’s largest media companies and its kids and family division, Toonmax, is heading to Cannes with a new action comedy. The series follows a quartet of characters living in a fictional kingdom called Per-Petua. Orphan Lil’Pai teams with the last three remaining survivors of the Opera Cat warrior clan, who perform […]

News brief: Beyond launching pre-school Pipsqueaks

Australian free-to-air network Seven has ordered a second 45x30mins series of Pipsqueaks and Beyond Distribution will launch the preschool show at MIPJunior in October. The series is made by Beyond’s production arm and features four puppet friends, Sassy, Peppy, Poppy and Squidge, who live in an adventure playground and interact with preschoolers through talking, dancing […]

News brief: Sprout, Moshi, AwesomenessTV to keynote MIPJunior

Top executives from US kids network Sprout, YouTube multi-channel operator AwesomnessTV and emerging children’s brand Moshi Monsters (above) will deliver keynote speeches at October’s MIPJunior event. Sprout president Sandy Wax, DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins and Moshi’s Michael Acton Smith will give their speeches on Sunday, October 6, as part of MIPJunior Digital Kids conference, […]

Konami’s 4K Media sells Yu-Gi-Oh! to France, Italy

Video game company Konami’s TV distribution and brand management unit 4KMedia has sold the latest installment of anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! into France and Italy, following  MIPCOM and MIPJunior. 4K manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand outside Asia and former 4Kids executive Brian Lacey is part of the company. In France 4K has shopped the latest 49-episode […]