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An ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK Publication
MARCH 15, 2006
M I P - T V 2 0 0 6 S P E C I A L E D I T I O N No 1
[See Aardman, Page 5]
Futurikon Totes Full Slate to MIP-TV
Futurikon is headed to MIP-TV and will
be highlighting its programming at Riv-
iera booth 32.03.
The Ugly Duckling and Me (26x26) is a
co-production with A Film and Magma,
in association with M6, Disney France,
TG4 and TV2. The series takes an irrever-
ent twist on the classic fairy tale, where
the Ugly Duckling must deal with a
world of impolite and stupid animals.
The series airs on Disney France and TV2
Gloria, Wilma and Me (26x26) is a co-
production with France 2. The story fol-
lows two eccentric and naïve grandmas
and one teenage girl who head off to
conquer Hollywood. The show will begin
broadcasting on France 2 in mid 2006.
Minuscule (78x6) is co-produced with
France 2 and is on location shooting the
live-action segments. First episodes will
be delivered in April 2006 with final deliv-
Tops Dogs & Carl 2
Just in time for MIP-TV 2006, Portfolio
Ent. has acquired the international rights
to 78-episode series, Top Dogs.
A new twist on pet-based program-
ming, Top Dogs taps into the popular real-
ity-TV genre taking “go fetch” to a whole
new level. Each show features canine ath-
letes and their owners engaging in chal-
lenging new sports. Owners from every
walk of life put their dynamic dogs through
their paces in challenging games.
Dogs with jobs are also in the spotlight
with episodes featuring Police Dog and
Herding competitions. The high-octane
actions and kibble-fueled competition
proves that unfortunately, not every dog
has his day. Currently airing on Outdoor
Life Canada, the series will make its U.S.
broadcast debut later in 2006.
“Like a dog with a bone, Top Dogs kind
of grabs your attention and won’t let it
go!” says co-founder and president, Joy
Rosen. “It is the perfect complement to
our other pet-oriente