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The Jim Henson Company Premieres
Splash And Bubbles During MIPJunior

 

Splash & Bubbles - TODAY - 17:45 - 18:30 Conference Room, Grand Hyatt Hôtel Martinez
 
Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, will present Splash and Bubbles 80 x 11 minute episodes, which is unique to ocean-themed projects. Splash, Bubbles live in Reeftown, join the duo and all of their friends as they explore the ocean world beyond their neighborhood. Aimed at kids ages 4–7, the episodes come alive with real-life looking creatures, fun undersea adventures and Motown-themed music to the animated series.

Scheduled to debut in November 2016 in the U.S. on PBS, Splash and Bubbles is produced by The Jim Henson Company (Dinosaur Train, Doozers) and Herschend Enterprises (Dollywood, Harlem Globetrotters).

About Lisa Henson
Lisa Henson is CEO of the Jim Henson Company USA, and oversees all television and feature film production from early development through post-production. Henson serves as executive producer on the Emmy®-nominated preschool series Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train, currently airing on PBS KIDS® in the U.S. and around the world, Pajanimals, a preschool series; Doozers, a CG animated preschool series for Hulu inspired by the Fraggle Rock characters; the Netflix Original Word Party, and Dot., for the CBC and Sprout. Titles currently in production include the marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS® and the Netflix Original preschool show Julie's Greenroom, starring Julie Andrews. Henson's feature credits include the Disney film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, MirrorMask, Muppets Wizard of Oz, and Good Boy! Films currently in development include Frog and Toad, Which Witch with Billy Crystal, Happytime Murders starring Henson Alternative's Miskreant Puppets, and the highly anticipated film Fraggle Rock.

About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, Pajanimals, as well Doozers, Dot., and Word Party. Titles currently in production include the marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS® and the Netflix Original preschool show Julie's Greenroom, starring award-winning actress Julie Andrews. Features include Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, Farscape, and Henson Alternative's No, You Shut Up! The Company is home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop ™, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities.

Counterfeit Cat Takes A Global Leap On
Disney XD & Disney Channel In Territories

 
Counterfeit Cat
 
Counterfeit Cat (52x11' and 11x2' shorts), Tricon Kids & Family's award-winning original animated comedy, has secured spots on Disney XD and Disney Channel in multiple territories including France, South East Asia, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, and Latin America.

Counterfeit Cat received its world premiere in May on Disney XD UK and has also premiered in the US on Disney XD and its multiple platforms including the Disney XD app and via video on demand in June. It will premiere in Canada later this year on Teletoon.

A UK/Canada co-production between Tricon and Wildseed Kids, the series was originally commissioned by Disney XD EMEA and Canada's Teletoon. Tricon International handles global distribution and property rights management.
 

Muse & Superprod Co-Produce Animated
Preschool Series Helen's Little School

 
Helen's Little School
 
Helen's Little School, a new animated series for preschoolers (ages 3-5) about a school for toys, in production in Paris and Montreal, launches at MIPCOM.

The 52x11 minute episodes, created by Clément Calvet (Lassie) and Alexandre Révérend (Vic the Viking), are designed by Eugène & Louise (Glenn d'Hondt, Sylvia Meert) and Stéphane Gallard (The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog); and directed by Dominique Etchecopar (Woofy).

Clement Calvet of Superprod says: "Helen's Little School means a lot to us since it is an original property we've been developing internally. It is a very strong, simple and fun concept that has been inspired by all kids around the world who love to play school and act as if they were a teacher. We are particularly happy to partner again with Muse Entertainment's fantastic team and we would like to thank France Television's team which played a great role in the development process as well."

Muse Entertainment's SVP Jesse Prupas added: "We're having so much fun working on Helen's Little School that I keep forgetting my homework. The amazing thing about this concept is its simplicity: preschoolers love to play school. And I'm just delighted to have such amazing partners in France and in Canada to be playing with!"

Helen's Little School is a France-Canada coproduction between Superprod and Muse Entertainment. Superprod is handling production in its Paris offices and its newly founded animation studio in Angouleme. Digital Dimension provides animation services for the production from its offices in Montreal.

Superprod (Lassie, Pat the Dog, Song of the Sea) and Muse Entertainment (The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, Bounty Hunters, Family Biz) are producing the show for France Télévision in France and Knowledge Network, BBC Kids, Télé-Québec and TFO in Canada. Discovery Kids Latin America also joined as a pre-buyer.

Helen is six years old, and her biggest dream is to one day become a schoolteacher. In the imaginary realm of Helen's Little School, Helen gets to pretend that she's the teacher of her very own class! Better yet, not only does she get to experience what it's like being a teacher, but her class is a made up of a very special group of students: her own toys come to life!

Superights is distributing the series internationally and Muse Distribution International will handle Canadian distribution.

About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 international award nominations.

Muse's youth productions include the live-action comedy Family Biz, the animated educational series The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, and the animated action/adventure series Gawayn. Muse is also a producer of high-quality dramas and is currently producing The Kennedys: After Camelot, the 4-hour follow-up to the award-winning miniseries The Kennedys; the second season of The Art of More series for Sony Pictures; the dramatic series Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin; and multiple mystery movies for Hallmark's Movies and Mysteries Channel. Muse's other credits include the 6-hour event television series Tut, the supernatural series Being Human, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series Pillars of the Earth, and several TV movies for Disney and Hallmark channels. Muse Entertainment maintains production and development operations in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.

About Superprod
Superprod teams up with producers, artists and talents from all around the world to bring to the screens a diversity of films and series. Superprod has its headquarters in Paris and operates its own animation studio in Angoulême, in the heart of the Cognac Valley. Superprod produced the animation film Song Of The Sea, by Tomm Moore, in coproduction with Cartoon Saloon, Melusine, Big Farm and Norlum. Song Of The Sea was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the OSCAR and CESAR, and won many awards including the Best Animated Film Award of the European Film Academy. Superprod produced, with Nexus Factory and Bidibul Productions, the fiction film Dead Man Talking, by and with Patrick Ridremont, starring Virginie Effira and François Berléand. The film received 8 Magritte nominations at the Belgian Academy Awards and a nomination at the 2014 Cesar Academy Awards. In 2015 SUPERPROD completed two movies: CAFARD, an adult animation movie by Jan Bultheel, in coproduction with Tondo, Tarantula and Topkapi; and JAILBIRD , a fiction film by Audrey Estrougo, starring Sophie Marceau, in coproduction with Rouge International. Superprod's next production will be CGI animation feature film White Fang, based on Jack London's novel, in partnership with Bidibul Productions and Big Beach. On the TV side, Superprod produced the animation series Lassie for TF1, ZDF and Dreamworks Animation, and the animation series Kika & Bob 2 for Canal +. Superprod currently produces with Atlantyca The New Adventures Of Geronimo Stilton, based on the bestselling book property (+100 million copies), for France Télévisions and RAI, and is launching the production of Pat The Dog, based on the mobile app, for Canal + and RAI, and of pre-school series Wubby School for France Televisions. Superprod is currently finalizing the development of several films, including animation movie Miles by Rebecca Dautremer and a slate of live-action movies, and of a couple of TV series.
 
 

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