The MIP Junior market in Cannes (Oct 13-14) is taken into account one of many world’s prime showcases for teenagers programming. This 2018 version will supply a keynote by DreamWorks Animation TV president Margie Cohn, a world-premiere screening of Cyber Group Studios’ new present Gigantosaurus, and a fab opening get together celebrating Millimages’ hit toon, Molang. Listed here are eight new animated tasks that might be making an enormous splash on the market:
Go Away, Unicorn!
Format: 52 x 11’ and 10 x 1’ shorts
Created By: Go Away, Unicorn! is predicated on the favored youngsters’s e-book written and illustrated by Emily Mullock. The collection was developed by Ashley Ceremony, Andrea Gorfolova, and Dan Signer (ANT Farm, Some Meeting Required), for Disney Channel U.S. and YTV Canada.
Animation Type: 2D, CG, puppet, or hybrid? – 2D Animation
Synopsis: Go Away, Unicorn! follows a younger woman named Alice and her greatest pal, an lively Unicorn, as they discover their variations and understand that friendships might be discovered within the unlikeliest of locations.
Goal Viewers: Youngsters 5-9
Stand-Out Qualities: Go Away, Unicorn! contains a robust, unbiased feminine lead who’s captivated with a wide selection of pursuits and is unafraid to be totally different. She isn’t your traditional girly woman — and far prefers sports activities and books to rainbows and glitter. That each one modifications when an eccentric and mischievous Unicorn exhibits as much as declare himself her new greatest pal and is embraced by her trendy household. In a world the place youngsters are hyper-scheduled and develop up too quick, Unicorn is a continuing heart-warming reminder to Alice that it’s okay to be a child and never know all of the solutions.
Exec Quote: Andrea Gorfolova, President, Youngsters, Household & Factual, Sonar Leisure says, “Go Away, Unicorn! is an exquisite, unique collection that includes a robust woman character who just isn’t afraid to be herself. Youngsters in all places will see themselves represented in Alice and her pals and dare to be totally different. We look ahead to sharing Alice and Unicorn with audiences worldwide this fall.”
Web site: sonarent.com
Format: 26 x 22’
Created By: Technicolor Animation Productions
Animation Type: CGI
Synopsis: The flowery high-tech, adrenaline-rush universe of drones involves life on this thrilling new fun-filled, action-adventure collection. The present transports viewers into the gripping world of leading edge drones, combining beautiful drone races on land, within the air and underneath the ocean with action-packed adventures, mysterious characters, covert businesses and shifting allegiances!
Goal Viewers: Women and boys, 6-11
Stand-Out Qualities: An industry-leading group has come collectively for this collection. Technicolor Animation Productions, France Télévisions (France) and Gloob (Brazil) are partnering to supply the brand new present, whereas Silverlit, the world’s main drone producer, is the worldwide grasp toy associate. PGS will spearhead all international distribution and licensing and merchandising actions (excluding France, the place France TV will deal with it).
Exec Quote: “Workforce DroniX delivers high-tech journey that gives girls and boys alike the prospect to embark on thrilling adventures with Bucky, Tim and Vicky — trendy, numerous characters that audiences will care about and relate to — amidst the flowery high-tech universe of drones,” says Sandrine Nguyen, co-managing director, Technicolor Animation Productions.
Web site: technicoloranimationproductions.com
Format: 1 x 30’
Created By: Based mostly on the favored guide written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Distributor: Magic Mild Footage
Synopsis: Zog is the brave story of a eager, however accident-prone dragon who will get into all types of mischief whereas studying how one can fly, roar and breathe hearth in his first three years at Dragon Faculty. Though Zog is decided to be one of the best dragon within the class, issues hold going fallacious. Fortuitously for Zog, there’s all the time a mysterious younger woman round to select him up, patch up his bumps and bruises and get him again on monitor.
Goal Viewers: Household
Animation Method: CG
Stand-Out Qualities: A heart-warming, hilarious and action-packed household journey, Zog comes from the producers of the multi award-winning specials The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Stick Man and The Freeway Rat.
Exec Quote: Michael Rose, Co-Founder, Magic Mild Footage, says: “It’s fantastic to be bringing this superb Donaldson/Scheffler title to life. Zog is an incredible character in a world of dragons, princesses and knights, an journey the household can all take pleasure in watching collectively.”
Web site: magiclightpictures.com
Ricky the Dinosaur
Format: 52 x 5’30”
Produced By: Riki Group and APC Youngsters
Goal Viewers: Preschool
Animation Method: 2D
Synopsis: The superb and hilarious adventures of Ricky, a younger dinosaur, his older sister Tira and their mother and father
Standout Qualities: Nice visuals and nice scripts make this an amazing new addition to the worldwide preschool toon market. Stomach Up Productions (Zack & Quack and Floogals) and Sharon Miller (Thomas & Buddies) are on board as script editors and voice administrators.
Exec Quotes: Lionel Marty, Managing Director of APC Youngsters, says: “There’s international curiosity in youngsters’s properties created in Russia and we’re excited by the worldwide potential of this enjoyable collection which has common themes of household and friendship.”
Diana Yurinova, VP, Worldwide enterprise improvement and distribution, Riki Group provides: “I’m joyful that Riki Group has the chance to launch this new collection in collaboration with APC Youngsters… With such a robust and skilled group of script writers and producers we’re positive Ricky the Dinosaur will achieve most consideration each within the home and worldwide markets.”
Web sites: aboutpremiumcontent.com and rikigroup.com
Format: 52 x 11’
Created By: Zoland Animation & Animasia Studio
Goal Viewers: Preschool
Animation Method: CGI
Synopsis: In a world that’s out of stability with nature, a group of warm-hearted, environmentally acutely aware AI robots (Razor, Echo, Clay and Boomer), along with their engineering professional chief Jane got down to save Orca Bay from disasters. With their specifically designed DYNA machine, every AI Robotic has distinctive talents to include numerous forms of gear and instruments to save lots of the day.
Stand-Out Qualities: Mighty MECHS includes a distinctive set of robots that may multi-equip themselves with a unique set of instruments and equipment, which assist them save and shield the surroundings from disasters and human neglect. Each episode is a unique problem because the robots should provide you with creative transformations to face the issue. The present presents nice storytelling and enjoyable robots who encourage youngsters to think about proactive and imaginative options to save lots of the surroundings.
Exec Quote: “We’re extraordinarily excited to have the ability to work with Zoland Animation (China) to develop Mighty MECHS as this idea is character pushed, and thus combining our expertise workforce of writers and administrators in Los Angeles and Malaysia, we will synergize our assets with Zoland’s robust workforce of CG animators based mostly in China to supply and develop the present additional,” says Edmund Chan, Government Producer & Managing Director of Animasia Studio.
Web site: animasia-studio.com
Package deal: 52 x 11’
Created By: Celia Catunda, Kiko Mistrorigo, Eduardo Melo and Mariana Bardan
Distributor: TV PinGuim
Goal Viewers: Preschool (Three-5)
Animation Method: 2D
Synopsis: Tata is a surprisingly energetic turtle who can also be clever, spirited and, above all, a very good pal. Her library is filled with probably the most fascinating tales of unique locations and animals and she or he loves studying all about them and taking a look at their colourful footage. Tata and her pals set off to seek out the magical creatures she has examine. This youthful explorer leads her pals on probably the most incredible expeditions into the dense forests surrounding their yard, the place they’ve thrilling adventures as they seek for the unique animals.
Stand-Out Qualities: This enchanting new collection is a narrative of friendship, journey and journey — and a beguiling heroine in Tata the turtle
Exec Quote: Celia Catunda, co-founder of TV PinGuim, says: “We’re actually enthusiastic about our model new present, which is at present in improvement. Brazil is house to the most important forest on the earth so this present is a pure match for us, and with its robust themes of exploration and discovery we expect Tata additionally has robust worldwide attraction.”
Web site: penguin-animation.com
Produced By: Victory Arts Included & Bamboo Love Inc.
Distributor: Pop Arts Leisure Inc.
Package deal: 26 x Three’
Animation Method: CG
Goal: Preschool (2-6)
Broadcasters: TVOKids, ICI Radio-Canada, Information Community
Synopsis: Bamboo Love is a collection about first tries and second possibilities. The present facilities on Bamboo, an endearing panda, who’s all the time experiencing and studying the way to do issues for the primary time and proves to youngsters that something is feasible. He’s additionally accompanied by Annika, a intelligent seven-year-old woman who helps him by way of life’s challenges. The collection teaches younger viewers that with a bit encouragement, persistence and braveness, they will overcome any problem. With laughter and kindness, Bamboo will win the hearts of youngsters everywhere in the world.
Premiere date: Fourth Quarter, 2018
Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Finnish, Hindi, German
Web site: victoryarts.com
Roobi and Chickens
Created By: Babak and Behnood Nekooei
Produced/Distributed By: Gonbad Caboud Studio, Iran
Format: 100 x eight’ (up to now 20 episodes have been produced.)
Sort of Animation: 2D Digital
Goal Viewers: Household and Youngsters
Synopsis: Roobi and Chickens facilities on the fixed conflicts between a fox and a rooster. This non-dialogue slapstick comedy collection is impressed by Iranian folktales with a contemporary twist. The story revolves round Roobi, a blue fox dwelling in the identical neighborhood as Rooster, an early hen who lives together with his household on a farm. Every episode follows their adventures and conflicts whereas Roobi is irritated by Rooster’s attitudes, trying to drive him and his household away from their farm and arising with grand schemes that fail.
Stand-Out Qualities: “The present is produced by a staff of 20 passionate artists in Tehran’s Gonbad Caboud Studio,” says creator and studio founder Babak Nekooei. “Its high-quality animation has a glance that’s just like basic animation by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, which makes this collection fairly distinctive and nostalgic. Roobi and Chickens has been well-received in Iran and internationally, profitable eight awards from 5 nationwide festivals, together with two awards for youngsters TV manufacturing within the Tehran Worldwide Movie Pageant, in addition to competing in worldwide festivals Anima Mundi in Brazil and this yr’s Annecy pageant.”
Web site: fb.com/gonbadcaboud.studio
Rev & Roll
Created By: DHX Media and Alpha Group
Format: 52 x 11’ Animation Type: CGI
Goal Viewers: Preschoolers
Synopsis: Rev & Roll follows the adventures of eight-year-old Rev and his greatest pal Rumble — a rambunctious anthropomorphic truck with all of the character of a loyal and enthusiastic canine! Amped up and all the time raring to go, Rev and Rumble are an energized pair of truck-powered buddies who’re dwelling the childhood dream on their household’s ranch, Accelerator Acres.
Stand-Out Qualities: This collection is all about high-octane enjoyable, punctuated with heartfelt moments between buddies, with a singular appear and feel to the animation type. Bend, Rev and Rumble reside in a revved up world the place automobiles reside side-by-side with their human greatest buddies. From lovable vans to curious dune buggies to fast considering hearth vans, the world of Rev and Rumble is all the time in movement with jobs to be achieved and enjoyable available! Add Rev’s greatest pal, Avery, and her ATV, Alley, to the combination, and the laughs carry on coming!
Exec Quote: “We’re delighted to be bringing Rev & Roll to MIP Junior along with our companions at Alpha Group. Produced in our Vancouver studio, this implausible new collection is a celebration of childhood, encouraging youngsters to seek out options within the face of setbacks and never be discouraged, whereas having tons of enjoyable alongside the best way. We’re assured younger audiences and their mother and father alike might be delighted by this incredible new collection and look ahead to introducing them to the high-energy adventures of Rev and his truck pet, Rumble,” says Josh Scherba, president of DHX Media.
Web site: www.dhxmedia.com