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MERCURY FILMWORKS AND TECHNICOLOR FINALIZE DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH TELETOONCANADA FOR NEW ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES, ATOMIC PUPPET
Ottawa, Canada & Paris, France - (January 29, 2013) - Canada's MercuryFilmworksand Paris-based Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today jointlyannounce adevelopment deal with TELETOON Canada for animated comedy televisionseries,Atomic Puppet.
Mercury Filmworks, Technicolor and TELETOON will co-develop Atomic Puppetas a2D animated comedy series targeting kids 6-11. Atomic Puppet wascreated byanimated television writer Mark Drop (Matt Hatter Chronicles, Jake and theNeverLand Pirates) and writer/creator Jerry Leibowitz (The Mouse and theMonster).
In Atomic Puppet, when Model City's fearless superhero is transformedinto apowerless puppet by his disgruntled sidekick, the hero's powers areaccidentallytransferred to his biggest fan, 12-year old Joey Felt. Together the twoform anawkward and comedic partnership as they strive to become the city'sgreatestsuperhero team.
"We're thrilled to have TELETOON on board to help us put the finishingtoucheson Atomic Puppet's cross-platform development plan," said Clint Eland,President& Executive Producer of Mercury Filmworks. "Technicolor has been such astrongpartner throughout development that adding our friends at TELETOONbecomes anembarrassment of creative riches for the property."
"We believe that TELETOON is the ideal partner for Atomic Puppet,as thenetwork's audience and its programming fit perfectly with the comedy andactionof this hilarious animated series," added Steven Wendland, VicePresident,Technicolor.
"Atomic Puppet is just the kind of quirky, high-octane comedy thatresonateswith fans of TELETOON," said Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content,TELETOONCanada. "We're delighted to join forces with the highly-talentedteams atMercury Filmworks and Technicolor."
Mercury Filmworks and Technicolor will be presenting Atomic Puppet atKidscreenSummit in February 2013 to potential broadcast partners around the world.
About Mercury Filmworks
Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada's most prolific independent studios andinternationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for itsbenchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury has helpedbring tolife many of the most memorable modern animated television and filmpropertiesincluding Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski:SuburbanDaredevil, Stella & Sam, Jimmy Two Shoes, Toot & Puddle, Ruby Gloom,Grossology,Gerald McBoing Boing, Curious George: The Movie, The PowerPuff Girls Movie,FatAlbert, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury is proud to be associatedwithpartners such as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, American Greetings,Entertainment One, Technicolor, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, CBC,Teletoon,YTV, Family Channel, and Treehouse. -- www.mercuryfilmworks.com
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainmentsector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class researchandinnovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advancedvideo services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit fromanextensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and soundtechnologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment:supportingthe delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homesandon-the-go.
Euronext Paris: TCH -- www.technicolor.com
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