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Daewon Media GON / Noonbory and the Super 7 / Paboo & Mojies A dinosaur-like creature is the main character in GON, an animated series from Daewon Media. The show’s first season has aired on various broadcasters in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, among other countries. “We are aiming for the sales of GON in North and South America, Russia, China and the Middle East,” says Marie Hwang, Daewon’s senior manager. “As we are on the brink of the international market entry for GON this year alongside Netflix and Mondo TV, we are currently looking to extend the brand further in the L&M space, especially in English-speaking countries.” Also on the company’s slate is Noonbory and the Super 7, a preschool program focused on such themes as courage and friendship, and Paboo & Mojies, an animated show for kids between the ages of 3 and 6.
“Within this competitive children’s market, we believe that it is crucial to focus on a specialized field, rather than to cover a wide range of targets.” —Marie Hwang GON
DHX Media Teletubbies / Kuu Kuu Harajuku / Backstage The Teletubbies are back in a new series represented by DHX Media. Teletubbies “is one of the most successful kids’ entertainment brands of all time and has proven to have evergreen appeal,” says Josh Scherba, the company’s senior VP of distribution. “We’ve brought it up to date with a new contemporary version but ensured that the magic of the original is retained for fans both old and new.” Other MIPCOM highlights from DHX include Kuu Kuu Harajuku, an animated series inspired by musician Gwen Stefani’s love of Japanese culture, and Backstage, a tween docudrama set in the competitive world of music and dance. The company is also showcasing a new season of Gaming Show, all episodes of Degrassi and the preschool series Rainbow Ruby.
“We have outstanding content for every young demographic, from preschool to teen shows, live action and animation.” —Josh Scherba Teletubbies
DreamWorks Animation Turbo FAST / All Hail King Julien / Dragons The story of a superpowered snail is featured in Turbo FAST, a film-based series from DreamWorks Animation. Also in the company’s catalogue is All Hail King Julien, which stars the royal lemur from the hit Madagascar films. Another highlight is Dragons, which has three seasons: Riders of Berk, Defenders of Berk and Race to the Edge. Additional titles include The Adventures of Puss in Boots, featuring the feisty feline from the Shrek movies; DinoTrux, set in a prehistoric world ruled by giant creatures; George of the Jungle, led by the titular vineswinger; The Mr Peabody & Sherman Show, which sees a talking dog and his adopted son host a TV program; and the preschool series Noddy Toyland Detective and VeggieTales in the House.
All Hail King Julien 238 World Screen 10/15