Several formats from Flemish production company Walking the Dog/Off World are to be presented at this year’s entertainment content market MIPCOM (3 – 6 October) in Cannes. Kika & Bob II and So you wanna be… are just two of them.

Image from Picnic with PieKika & Bob II is an animated series produced by Submarine, Walking The Dog and Superprod. A not-too-clever fire-fighter called Bob and a feisty tomboy girl called Kika are travelling the world to save Kika’s cat Tiger. The series is targeted at six-to-nine-year-olds. Just as its predecessor, The Incredible Adventures of Kika and Bob, the series is created by Colette Bothof and Vincent Bal. 

Another animated series produced by Walking The Dog, Submarine and Tomavistas is called Picnic with Cake. In the series, the animals of a village are going on a picnic because Mr. and Mrs. Dog have baked two delicious pies. But once they arrive at the picnic spot… the pies are missing! Directed by Mascha Halberstad, Tom Van Gestel and Mercedes Marro, and based on the illustrations of The Tjong King, the series is aimed at little children from three-to-five years old. Apart from the animated series Picnic with Pie is developed as a cross media concept. 

So you wanna be…, a kid’s documentary series, also makes its Mipcom debut. Aimed at eight-to-12-year-olds, this series of docs brings the audience in touch with professions through portraits of emblematic ‘heroes’. So you wanna be…’s production company is Off World, the docu-counterpart of Walking The Dog, known for its documentaries such as Looking for Dragone, The Promised Land and Leaving Mandela Park. At this moment the project is in pre-production. 

A last entry from the producers to Mipcom is Red Star Line, a historical documentary directed by Daniel Cattier. Through the story of the mythical Belgian-American shipping company, the Red Star Line, this three-parts prestigious documentary tells the fascinating and epic journey of European migrants to America at the turn of the 20th century.

Walking The Dog is most known for its collaboration on the Oscar-nominated The Triplets of Belleville and Brendan and the Secret of Kells. Recently Walking The Dog presented A Monster in Paris, an international co-production in which they were also closely involved. Off World is its non-fiction subsidiary.

Published on Thursday 22 September 2011

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