MIP Market

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.

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

MIPCOM 2017: Groundbreaking success for Phillippines as Synergy 88 brings out first IP ‘Barangay 143’
10:40 am PDT 19/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Philippines animation and games developer Synergy88 has teamed up with Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi and Singapore’s  August Media Holdings. It has come up with  new anime series Barangay 143 to the global market. It is the story of a young talented basketball player who quits the game after a personal family tragedy and moves to Phillipines. Synergy 88 producer and managing director Jackeline Chua said, “This is ground breaking for us that the IP for the series is Filipino.That’s why … Read More

ABAI brings its first-ever delegation to MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2017
12:59 am PDT 19/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Three years after it signed its MoU with Reed Midem, ABAI finally brought its first ever delegation to MIPJunior  and MIPCOM 2017 this year at Cannes in France. It is undoubtedly a great success for ABAI. We spoke to some of the key members of ABAI who were present at the event. For a first, we had a chat with B.S. Srinivas, CEO of Vedatma Animation Studios and also the joint secretary of ABAI who emphasised that it is an … Read More

MIPCOM 2017: Discovery Communications’ Eurosport teams up with Snap Inc to engage younger audience with Olympic Games
6:00 pm PDT 18/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

MIPCOM – France – Discovery Communications’ Eurosport and Snap, Inc. reached a strategic advertising and content agreement that will deliver a new partnership for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018, bringing Snapchatters across Europe exciting Olympic Games action through several types of professionally curated content on Snap’s Discover platform.Announced  at Mipcom, the deal is a text book case of two strategic concern voiced by Discovery Communications’ president-CEO David Zaslav who was honored as this week’s 2017 Mipcom trade fair as the … Read More