Highlights from MIP 2015 2

Rain and flooding didn't stop a roster of new shows from making their debut at this year's MIPJunior and MIPCOM in Cannes, France, while established series finalized deals to enter new territories.

April 6, 2018

Highlights from MIP 2015 2

"Barney" reboot and "Doctor Who" YA spin-off among the many major announcements from the annual event.

Rain and flooding didn't stop a roster of new shows from making their debut at this year's MIPJunior and MIPCOM in Cannes, France, while established series finalized deals to enter new territories.

Beyond new and returning series other big news to come out of the event included

Rainbow's acquisition of the Canadian animation studio Bardel

, and

Endemol Shine's new partnership with DreamWorks' MCN AwesomenessTV

for international digital programming.

Corus Entertainment announced a new partnership with Bento Box Entertainment to form a new animation studio aimed at creating content for 18- to 34-year-olds (

click here for details

) and Cartoon Network announced plans for a new digital service in the EMEA that will feature short-form content (

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).

NEW SERIES

  • Mattel and its preschool entertainment arm HIT Entertainment are teaming with 9 Story Media Group to reboot the iconic preschool series "Barney & Friends" and "Angelina Ballerina." More…
    • Smiley Company announced plans for a new kids' series, "Smiley Kids," that aims to build children's emotional intelligence with characters based on emoticons. More…
      • BBC announced plans for a spin-off "Doctor Who" series that will be geared at young adults. More…
        • Studio 100 announced that it was teaming up with Luc Besson's EuropaCorp for the new animated series "Arthur and the Minimoys." More…
          • Nelvana gave the greenlight to “Mech Mice,” a new animated action-comedy series for children that is being developed in partnership with Oktobor Animation and Playmates Toys. More…
            • Toei Animation highlighted the highly anticipated return of Dragon Ball with the new series "Dragon Ball Super." More…
              • Mattel unveiled the new series "Little People," inspired by the Fisher-Price brand as well as programming plans for its other top brands. More…
                • Cartoon Network Studios showcased the new original series "We Bare Bears" and its upcoming rebooted "Powerpuff Girls." More…
                  • Art brand Deer Little Forest gave a first look at its new animated series, created in partnership with King Rollo Films. More…
                    • eOne unveiled plans for "PJ Masks," about a group of kids who become superheroes when they put on their pajamas, based on the popular French kids' book Les Pyjamasques. More…
                      • NBC ordered 10 episodes of a new game show based on the popular trivia app "QuizUp" that will actually let app players take part in the game live. More…
                        • Nickelodeon showcased its new series “Shimmer & Shine,” which follows the adventures of fraternal twin genies who unintentionally create chaos while attempting to grant wishes; and “Harvey Beaks,” a story of the unlikely friendship between a mild-mannered bird who’s never broken the rules, and his two friends Fee & Foo who’ve never lived by any. More…
                          • Rainbow previewed two new series, the animated "Regal Academy" and its first live-action offering "My American Friend." More…
                            • Saban Brands touted a slate of new offerings including "Popples," "Cirque du Soleil–Luna Petunia" and "Emojiville." More…
                              • DHX Media previewed its new girls' series "Kuu Kuu Harajuku," inspired by the original Harajuku Girls. More…
                                • m4e debuted "Julio Bunny," based on the Italian children's books by Nicolette Costa and set to hit the air in 2016. More…

                                  NEW DISTRIBUTION

                                  • "Sesame Street" brought back its Arabic counterpart "Iftah Ya Simsim," which is now in production after a 25 year absence from the airwaves. More…
                                    • Hit Japanese series "Yo-Kai Watch" from Level-5 made waves in the West with plans for rollout across the EMEA and its broadcast debut in the U.S. More…
                                      • NBCUniversal International Formats sold its hit unscripted format "Top Chef" to Discovery Italia’s free-to-air channel Deejay. More…
                                        • DHX Media has sold its TV series “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series” to Turner Broadcasting for its kids’ channel Boomerang across EMEA, APAC and Latin America. More…
                                          • Zodiak Kids pre-sold its new animated series "Floogals" to Discovery Kids (Latin America), TVO & Knowledge Network (Canada), Hop! Channel (Israel) and Spectrum Film (Indonesia). More…
                                            • Disney Junior picked up UYoung and Little Airplane Productions’ new preschool comedy series "P. King Duckling" (52 x 11) for several of its global territories including the U.S., Latin America, India, Korea and South East Asia. More…
                                              • Zodiak Kids secured sales for the Amazon Studios series “Tumble Leaf,” “Creative Galaxy” and “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.” More…
                                                • Studio 100 Media, the media sales division of Studio 100, signed a broadcast deal with Al Jazeera Media Network for the new CGI versions of its series “Vic the Viking,” “Heidi” and “Trains.” More…

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