Monkey shines for Cuppa Coffee


TORONTO -- Canadian animation house Cuppa Coffee Studios has sold its preschool cartoon series "Bruno and the Banana Bunch" to Discovery Kids Latin America for a bow later this year.

Toronto-based Cuppa Coffee said Monday that Discovery Kids Latin America will buy 26 episodes of the Flash animation series about the adventures of a monkey and his friends.

Originally developed as a series of 50 one-minute interstitials for Nickelodeon, the series now airs in more than 70 territories, including on Canadian pubcaster the CBC.

Paris-based distributor AWOL Animation will be shopping "Bruno and the Banana Bunch" at MIPTV.