TV KIDS SCREENINGS FESTIVAL 2023
From beautifully animated new CGI preschool shows to high-energy comedies and compelling tween/teen series, there’s something for every kids’ content buyer in the latest edition of the TV Kids Screenings Festival. Clicking on each show title below will take you directly to the trailer.
ZDF Studios is unveiling a preschool animated series this MIPJunior: Sam and Julia. “The funny, entertaining adventures of our two little heroes in and around The Mouse Mansion allow young viewers to become more integrated into new and different environments they may have to face,” says Arne Lohmann, VP Junior. Skewing older, to kids 6 to 9, Tobie Lolness is based on the novel by Timothée de Fombelle.
HARI is targeting the 6-plus comedy space with its new CGI series Mystery Lane, which features “lots of mysteries, action, suspense and fun, packed in a feature-quality CGI animation with sophisticated storytelling that will captivate kids and families globally,” says Sophie “Kido” Prigent, head of sales. Prigent also highlights season four of Grizzy & the Lemmings World Tour.
The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) is showcasing its latest live-action tween comedy, Crazy Fun Park, targeted at kids between the ages of 10 and 16. “Full of quirky characters and set in an extraordinary world full of ghosts and ghouls, Crazy Fun Park is a life-affirming, visually stunning, rollicking ride, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience it,” says Bernadette O’Mahony, head of content. For preschoolers, meanwhile, there’s the animated series Kangaroo Beach.
An aspiring influencer sees her life turned upside down when her parents banish her from the online world and force her to switch from a posh private school to a regular one in Bavaria Media International’s Meme Girls. “A young and cool female series for tweens and teens who are totally hooked on social media,” says Helge Köhnen, head of content sales.
ZDF Studios is also bringing two live-action kids’ series to MIPCOM, both returning brands. #LikeMe, with a fourth season available, “is a musical series that shows youngsters the lives of other youngsters in a unique and contemporary way,” says Marei Bruckmann, Director Junior. Bruckmann also highlights season two of Theodosia.
CAKE recently took on the non-dialogue animated comedy Cracké Family Scramble from Squeeze Productions and will be launching the series, for kids 4-plus, at MIPCOM. “Cracké Family Scramble is a fun, family-first, high-quality adventure series,” says CEO Ed Galton.
DeAPlaneta Entertainment Kids & Family is looking forward to introducing buyers to season two of Milo, a preschool adventure series, and the brand-new comedy for 5- to 8-year-olds Monster Shaker. The book-based animated show “is full of comedy that will depict a wide range of monsters kids will love,” says Carlos Biern, director of distribution and content.
Mediawan Kids & Family also arrives in Cannes with a new preschool animation: Leaves & Roots, “starring an adorable duo: a mole and an ostrich challenging norms and building bridges between their communities,” says Julien Borde, CEO.
Pink Parrot Media is introducing its clients to a new 2D mystery/adventure series focused on a 16-year-old girl, Joy Eternal. “Joy Eternal is an incredible story that grabs you from minute one, and you will want to binge-watch,” says Begoña Esteban, head of international sales and acquisitions. Also on offer, Louis the Piglet is targeted at kids aged 5 to 8.