CANNES: Cinar Corporation, an integrated entertainment and education company arrives at Mipcom with significant sales for two of its leading franchises, Arthur and Mona The Vampire, as was announced today by Cinar Head of Distribution Louis Fournier.
Arthur, having been rated one of the top children’s shows in the US for the last seven years, continues to have sales success internationally as well. Numerous top broadcasters around the world have aired Arthur since its premiere in 1996. Having licensed the first eight seasons totaling 105 episodes, the same broadcasters have already committed to buying Season 9 which includes ten new episodes. The broadcasters are: ABC (Australia), BBC (U.K.), CBC (Canada), TV Ontario (Canada), TVE (Spain) and RTP (Portugal).
Cinar has also had sales success with its other leading franchise, Mona The Vampire, which was recently rated the No. 1 animated series and one of the top ten children’s programs for 2002 in the U.K. as cited in the Independent Television Commission (ITC) report entitled “What Children Watch.”
A new deal has been signed with RTE, Ireland’s public broadcaster, for 52 half-hours of Mona The Vampire. Sales have also been made to BBC (U.K.), ZDF (Germany), Mediaset (Italy), YTV (Canada), SRC (Canada) and TV3 (New Zealand), leading broadcasters who have all aired the first three seasons (52 half-hours) and have now completed new deals for the fourth season (13 half hours) of Mona The Vampire.
Cinar Corporation is involved in the development, production, post-production and worldwide distribution of non-violent, quality program and educational products for children and families.