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LIVE from MIPCOM 2022: Content, Animation and Streaming Announcements

License Global is on the ground at MIPCOM 2022 in Cannes, exploring the latest news and trends on display at one of the world’s leading content and entertainment conferences.

Ben Roberts

October 18, 2022

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MIPCOM 2022
MIPCOM 2022

The world’s television, streaming and content teams have descended on Cannes, France to share, pitch and sell the latest intellectual property, movies, shorts and series. With so much activity, License Global is at MIPCOM, sharing the latest updates from across the world of television and content. 

Banijay
“Young MasterChef” 

Banijay has given the world a sneak peek of BBC Three’s upcoming "Young MasterChef," produced by Shine TV (a Banijay company) at MIPCOM. Exhibiting at the show, Banijay is also hosting a live Masterclass experience at the Majestic Hotel to celebrate the arrival of MasterChef Jr. and MasterChef: Young Talent. Both of which are now travelling around the globe.

Prime Video 
“Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge” 

Today (Oct. 17), Prime Video announced the premiere date for its upcoming unscripted competition series “Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge.” Hosted by actress, author, producer, and Emmy award-winning host Tamera Mowry-Housley, with professional bakers Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russell as judges, the eight-episode series will premiere on Prime Video worldwide Dec. 13.  

In the U.S. and U.K., “Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge” will also premiere simultaneously on the free ad-supported service, Amazon Freevee. 

“Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge” invites America’s best bakers to step into the world of Dr. Seuss and compete in baking challenges based around Seuss characters and stories from “The Grinch” to “The Cat in the Hat.”

“Zorro” 

Almost two decades after its last live-action adaptation, the reboot of the Zorro franchise is coming to Prime Video across the U.S., Latin America and Spain. Produced by Spain’s Secuoya Studios, “Zorro” revisits the adventures of the Don Diego de la Vega, otherwise known as masked vigilante Zorro, in 1830’s Los Angeles.  

Distributors Mediawan today hosted a panel at MIPCOM 2022 to shine a light on the production and introduce the streaming community to the stars and their director, Javier Quintas (La Casa de Papel). 

"All the team immediately supported the editorial approach on this series,” says Charles Touboul, head, scripted content, Mediawan Rights. “It is an origin story around this emblematic hero that not only respects the codes of the franchise but also adds elements that global audiences expect nowadays: elaborated storylines with a contemporary relevance, strong female characters, pop culture references … Not to mention spectacular scenes in each episode! We are convinced that many of our clients will embrace this vision." 

Cast members Renata Notni (left) and Dalia Xiucoatl (right) with director Javier Quintas (middle)

ITV Studios 
“Ralph & Katie” 

One of the first sales to take place at MIPCOM, Keshet International and ITV Studios has sold critically acclaimed “Ralph & Katie” to Disney+ as part of a wider deal that also includes three seasons of “The A Word.” 

Co-produced by ITV Studios and Keshet UK in association with Tiger Aspect for BBC One, “Ralph & Katie” is a comedy-drama that follows a newlywed couple with Down’s Syndrome during their first year of marriage. The series has been generating positive media headlines in the U.K. - not just for its performances, but for its progressive approach to inclusivity and representation in TV production.

Dandeloo 
“Fantastic Antics”  

Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has announced the pre-sale acquisition of 2-D cartoon comedy and edutainment series “Fantastic Antics” by kids' educational platform Da Vinci.

“We are thrilled to have ‘Fantastic Antics’ join Da Vinci's new programming line up!" Says Luca Fiore, director, content, Da Vinci. "The show’s wonderful mix of humor and learning is what makes “Fantastic Antics” a great fit for our educational family channel and 7+ App.” 

Mondo TV 
“Leo’s World” 

Mondo TV Studios has announced its appointment as international distributor for the brand-new animated kids’ show “Leo’s World,” produced by independent production company Brand Cross in collaboration with RAI Kids and with support from the Ministry of Culture. Mondo TV Studios will manage distribution for all territories except Italy, Vatican City State, Malta and San Marino Republic. 

“Leo’s World” is a 2D animated series, made with, and for, children and teens on the autism spectrum as well as neurotypical pre-school children. The first season of the show will be broadcast on Rai Yoyo, RAI's television channel for kids, and the RAI multimedia portal RaiPlay from Nov. 28, 2022, to Jan. 7 2023.

Freemantle 
Talent comes to Cannes 

Freemantle, the global producer and distributor of dramas, documentaries and entertainment titles, hosted a red-carpet party at MIPCOM 2022 which welcomed stars, creatives and buyers across the globe. Notable arrivals included fashion icon Cara Delevigne (producer and host of forthcoming documentary series “Planet Sex”) and Brian Cox (“Succession”), as well as Melissa George (“The Mosquito Coast”); Edurne Garcia Almago (“Got Talent Espana”); Raoul Bova (“Good Morning Mom”); Antonella Clerci (“The Voice Senior Italy”); Marianne James and Eric Antoine (“Le France A Un Incroyable Talent”); Jarry (“Game of Talents”); and Cyril Chaquet (“Last of the Giants.”) 

Image courtesy and copyright of Freemantle

We’ll be updating this story with news and announcements as they emerge, so stay tuned to License Global for more from MIPCOM 2022. 

About the Author(s)

Ben Roberts

Content Director (EMEA), License Global

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