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Tricon Launches New Films & Family Division
With Wildernuts From Kavaleer Prodcutions

Tricon Films & Television launches its Tricon Films & Family division at MIPCOM with the acquisition of Kavaleer Productions' new animated preschool ecology adventure series Wildernuts (26x7), produced in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board, RTÉ (RTÉ Junior) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Sound & Vision fund.

"The launch of Tricon Kids & Family which will feature both acquired content and new projects in development is a natural next step as we expand our children's content in all genres, both in production and distribution," said Jon Rutherford, SVP Distribution & Business Development. "Wildernuts' charming way of exploring the wonders of the world will engage children everywhere and is a perfect fit for our new division."

Gary Timpson, Managing Director of Kavaleer Productions said: "We are delighted to have Tricon representing Wildernuts. Their enthusiasm for the project was evident from the start and we are confident that the series is in the very best of hands. It's also a real plus that the unveiling of Wildernuts coincides with the launch of Tricon's Kids & Family Division and we look forward to working with the Tricon team."

The Wildernuts are on a mission and introduce pre-schoolers to biodiversity and ecology in a thrilling, quest-based format, tapping into every child's innate curiosity to enthuse them about Nature as something to be embraced, respected and enjoyed, a quest to learn to read Nature's clues and then discover her hidden gems. Captain Quilty is the leader of this intrepid crew that also includes Ludo (the cabin boy), Scrunch (the cook), Tuchi (the look-out) and Smidgeen (the mascot). Curiosity is the key for our five adventurers as they travel around their island home in their magical flying ship, the Cloudhopper, exploring different habitats and meeting the strange and funny creatures that live there. And at the end of every adventure, the Wildernuts get a treasure for their trove, to remind them of the fun they've had, the creatures they've met, and the things they've learned.

Tricon also debuts the previously acquired JiggiJump (25x5') at Mipcom Junior. JiggiJump gets preschoolers physically active by taking them on imaginative musical adventures. Tricon's proven track record producing quality children's programming sees its award winning kids format The Next Star, now in its 6th hit season on YTV. The company is also currently in development on the animated 4-7 bridge pre-school series, Go Away Unicorn! with co-producer Mercury Filmworks.

Nu Image - Villa d'Estelle   Starz Worldwide - Stand RSV.25
AFM   Wonderphil Ent.
Screen Media - Stand R31.28   Park Ent. - Stand 05.37
LBYL Films   Stealth Media - Stand 11.28
Artist View Ent. - Stand R29.17   The Little Film Company

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