Cookie Jar preps MIPTV quartet


TORONTO -- Canadian animation producer Cookie Jar Entertainment will unveil four new cartoons at MIPTV, including three series set to bow on Kids' WB! on the CW in the fall, the company said Tuesday.

Cookie Jar is bringing 26 episodes of "Magi-Nation," a co-production with South Korea's Daewon Media presold to Kids' WB! in the U.S. and the CBC and Radio-Canada north of the border.

"Magi-Nation" portrays the interstellar adventures of a young teenager and three Magi-heroes battling the evil Shadow Magi.

Kids' WB! also has picked up 26 episodes of "Will & Dewitt," a cartoon about a boy encouraged to meet life head-on by a little green frog he befriends. Canadian kids cable channel YTV, Canadian cable kids channel, also bought the cartoon.

Cookie Jar, formerly Cinar Entertainment, also will be shopping "World of Quest," a sci-fi buddy series based on Jason Kruse' graphic novel series set to bow in the fall on Kids' WB! and Teletoon, Canada's cartoon cable channel.

Also bound for MIPTV is the previously announced "Hurray for Huckle! (Busytown Mysteries)," based on a popular book series by the late Richard Scarry (HR 4/3).