Canadian kids fare targets MIPCOM
'Artzooka,' 'Fang Force,' 'Standup4Kidz' on offerMore MIPCOM news
TORONTO -- As Canadians storm MIPCOM with kids TV fare, indie producer CCI Entertainment, Motionworks GmbH and Nickelodeon Germany are to produce a local version of the Canuck live action/CGI series "Artzooka!"
Nils Bomhoff will host the German version of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. series set to launch in fall 2010.
"Artzooka!, which targets six to ten year-olds, transforms ordinary objects into works of art to engage and educate young viewers.
Elsewhere, the Toronto-based Fremantle Corporation said it will co-produce 26 episodes of a new animation series, "Fang Force," with U.K. producer Strict Machine.
The new cartoon series portrays a family of vampires taking on covert missions to combat villains.
And Canadian indie producer 9 Story Entertainment is teaming up with Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival to develop "Standup4Kidz," a standup comedy series for kids based on a concept optioned from Big Hug Productions.
The new live action and animation series will showcase top comedians doing family-friendly routines for young audiences, and will include online material.