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.

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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."

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    • Smiley Company

      announced plans for a new kids' series, "Smiley Kids," that aims to build children's emotional intelligence with characters based on emoticons.

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      • BBC

        announced plans for a spin-off "Doctor Who" series that will be geared at young adults.

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        • Studio 100

          announced that it was teaming up with Luc Besson's EuropaCorp for the new animated series "Arthur and the Minimoys."

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          • 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

            .

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            • Toei Animation

              highlighted the highly anticipated return of Dragon Ball with the new series "Dragon Ball Super."

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              • Mattel

                unveiled the new series "Little People," inspired by the

                Fisher-Price

                brand as well as programming plans for its other top brands.

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                • Cartoon Network Studios

                  showcased the new original series "We Bare Bears" and its upcoming rebooted "Powerpuff Girls."

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                  • Art brand

                    Deer Little Forest

                    gave a first look at its new animated series, created in partnership with

                    King Rollo Films

                    .

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                    • 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

                      .

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                      • 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.

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                        • 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.

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                          • Rainbow

                            previewed two new series, the animated "Regal Academy" and its first live-action offering "My American Friend."

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                            • Saban Brands

                              touted a slate of new offerings including "Popples," "Cirque du Soleil–Luna Petunia" and "Emojiville."

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                              • DHX Media

                                previewed its new girls' series "Kuu Kuu Harajuku," inspired by the original Harajuku Girls.

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                                • m4e

                                  debuted "Julio Bunny," based on the Italian children's books by Nicolette Costa and set to hit the air in 2016.

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                                  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.

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                                    • 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.

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                                      • NBCUniversal International Formats

                                        sold its hit unscripted format "Top Chef" to Discovery Italia’s free-to-air channel Deejay.

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                                        • 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.

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                                          • 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).

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                                            • 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. 

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                                              • Zodiak Kids secured sales for the

                                                Amazon Studios

                                                series “Tumble Leaf,” “Creative Galaxy” and “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.”

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                                                • 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.”

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