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Each October, the industry’s major players converge at MIPCOM in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships.

SEPC pavilion makes waves at MIPCOM 2018
11:30 am PDT 23/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

It was indeed a historic moment for India’s content creation, distribution and broadcast industry at this year’s MIPCOM which concluded at Cannes, France on 18 October 2018. More than 300 Indian delegates swarmed the French Riviera village – the largest delegation in the Reed Midem market- cum-festival’s history. The highlight of the market was the first ever Indian pavilion which had around 38 companies registered on it, the screening of Eros Now’s digtial series Smoke, the presence of Shemaroo Entertainment … Read More


Eros Now’s ‘Smoke’ MIPCOM screening gets packed house
1:30 pm PDT 22/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A packed house turned up to watch Eros Now’s premier of its original Smoke at the Verriere Californie in the famed Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on 15 October 2018. The shortened 20 minute version of the 45 minutes per episode had you gripped right from the first frame which showed the ailing Tom Alter essaying the role of a Russian drug mafioso lord. It revealed the dark underbelly of Goa – a vacation spot for both Indians and … Read More


MIPCOM 2018 powers entertainment industry’s big shift
4:00 pm PDT 19/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A packed MIPCOM 2018, which saw 13,800 delegates, including over 4,800 buyers from over 110 countries in Cannes this week, reflected significant developments within the content creation industry. In line with MIPCOM’s central theme of The Big Shift, those developments included: MIPCOM 2018 Country of Honour, China, clearly indicated its new strategic ambitions to export more programming to the worldwide market and to enter into co-productions with international partners. Multiple deals involving Chinese companies took place in Cannes. High-end drama … Read More


MIPJunior 2017: Toonz Media seals a worldwide deal with Nickeledeon for ‘Zelly Go Gone’
3:22 pm PDT 26/10/2017 By Swati Panda

A veteran of the animation industry CEO Toonz Media Group P. Jayakumar is all smiling today. The distribution division of Toonz that is Spain based Imira Entertainment has cracked a worldwide deal with Nickeledeon for ‘Zelly Go Gone’. The very down-to-earth Jayakumar was a pleasure to talk at MIPCOM 2017 at Cannes. He told Animation Xpress about  his upcoming shows as well the MIPCOM and MIPJunior experience. How was MIPJunior? It is always a great platform associated with kids producers. … Read More


MIPJunior 2017: ‘Trigo’ wows the audience at MIPJunior international animation pitch conference
8:12 pm PDT 22/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Trigo has made India proud internationally! Yes, the international animation pitch conference at MIPJunior 2017 was packed with producers, creators, CEOs, creative heads, artists, animators, media persons at JW Marriot Cannes. The top 5 shortlisted winners of the pitch who made it out from hundreds of applicants gave their presentation. Trigo was one of them. Animation Xpress team was there at Cannes and we spoke to the Trigo team. GoQuest Media Ventures director and founder Vivek Lath and Lattu Kids … Read More


MIPJunior 2017: Netflix Kids Head Andy Yeatman announces co-production of India’s ‘Mighty Little Bheem’ and South Korea’s ‘Yoohoo & Friends’
9:06 am PDT 22/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Netflix’s head of global kids content Andy Keatman gave an amazing keynote at MIPJunior 2017 with a fully packed audience at JW Marriot Cannes. Netflix’s kids international audience has grown to 61 per cent this year and international kids viewing has gone up to 91 per cent. Interestingly more than half of Netflix’s content is produced outside US. The company released 37 Netflix Original kids productions . These had a traditional release with Netflix owning other rights. Yeatman spoke about … Read More


MIPJunior 2017: ‘Magic Adventures-The Crystal of Dark’ is the most screened programme at MIPJunior this year
6:23 pm PDT 21/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Korean animated series ‘Magic Adventures-The Crystal of Dark’ is going great guns! It became the most screened programme at MIPJunior 2017 this year. It is of 11 minutes duration and has 52 episodes. The series is  about a kooky young princess battling the evil Wizard of Dark to save the Magic Land. It is a comedy adventure series from Hong Dang Moo. In second place was 44 Cats, which is a new pet project from Rainbow in Italy. In third … Read More


MIPCOM 2017: Studio 100 signs a Weird and a Whacky deal!
5:34 pm PDT 21/10/2017 By Swati Panda

At MIPCOM 2017, Studio 100 Media has acquired international distribution rights for comedy series Drop Dead Weird (26 episodes 24 minutes) and live action comedy Random and Whacky(15 episodes 24 minutes). It is a Munich(Germany) based production and distribution company. Drop Dead Weird has been created by Sally Browning and Dean Cropp. The show targets kids from six to twelve years old. It is an Australian-Irish co-production by Ambience Entertainment, Air Pig Productions and Telegael. Ambience Entertainment was founded in … Read More


MIPCOM 2017:Hoho joins hands with WOW DADI Rights for its pre-school format in the Chinese market
3:34 pm PDT 21/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Chinese animation market reached a new height at MIPCOM 2017. Hoho entertainment which is well known for being a kids content producer and distributor has signed a deal with WOW DADI Rights. Hoho will launch  one of its pre school formats in the Chinese market.Chinese animation market has been growing a lot since 2015 with improving quality of works, film animation and new media animation have become hot spots,online comics are growing fast,investment and financing market is active. Pre school … Read More


MIPCOM 2017: Nickeledeon premieres several pre-school series in the MIP market
12:25 pm PDT 19/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Nickledeon is premiering several pre school series this year at the world’s largest content market, that is MIPCOM 2017. It is an intelligent local to global strategy in Nick’s front, indeed. Nickeledeon’s  all time hit show Sponge Bob Square Pants is still selling like hotcakes! The show is being currently shown in 84 territorries. According to the company’s vice president international programming sales Lauren Marriott, ” We are premiering several shows this market including pre school series Sunny Day, which is … Read More


MIPCOM 2017: Landmark Agreement signed for Original Korean Animated Show at Asia, Europe and US
11:51 am PDT 19/10/2017 By Swati Panda

A landmark agreement has been signed at MIPCOM 2017! Yes you heard it right. Paris based Ares Films, Newyork based Lacey Entertainment and Seoul based Loco Entertainment did a first time collaboration between the three territories that is – Asia, Europe and the US. A tripartite worldwide co-production and co-distribution deal was signed at MIPCOM this year. This agreement will churn out an original Korean show to global audiences in early 2019. The show has been named as ‘Celebrina In … Read More


MIP Junior 2017: Cartoon Network honcho Adina Pitt shares tips for kids content creators
11:17 am PDT 19/10/2017 By Swati Panda

It was a warm morning at MIPJunior 2017, with a cosy firechat with Adina Pitt, VP content acquisitions and co-productions, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. She addressed how Cartoon Network is responding to the evolution in the kids market.  Sarah Baynes, director of The Creative Garden moderated the session.  A virtual fireside was created through the computer screen in the middle. Adina who was all dressed in yellow showed her funny side when she quipped that she would help crack deals … Read More