Canadian kids fare targets MIPCOM

'Artzooka,' 'Fang Force,' 'Standup4Kidz' on offer

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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.