Flanders-based production outfit 1st-day is to present two refreshing animation series at this year’s Mipcom (3-6 October). Chickentown introduces zINO the rooster and his pen of absolutely lunatic chickens, while Charly Vet tells the story of a young girl who's passionate about wildlife. 1st-day can be found at the Flanders (i) booth (20.14).

1st-day's new series Charly Vet'One egg a day keeps the butcher away!’ is the clever tagline of Chickentown (39 x 8 min), the animated series co-produced by Leuven-based 1st-day. The brand-new series already appears to be an international success; last week Canal+ Poland purchased the show, joining such broadcasters as Canal+ France, RTBF, NDR, Disney Asia and Orange Cinema. Chickentown is directed and created by Niko Meulemans.

Charly Vet meanwhile will be introduced by a brand new pilot at this year’s Mipcom. The animated series is aimed at girls from four to seven years old. Charly Vet is also directed by Meulemans. The series is currently in development and 1st-day is looking for partners. Meetings with several broadcaster concerning Charly Vet are planned at Mipcom.

1st-day produces and co-produces animation fare for television and the internet. Run by both Meulemans and Chabrier, the company provides services in development, in pre-production and in production. Before setting up his own outfit, Meulemans had more than ten years of expat experiences all over the globe and directed in the US for three years, where he experienced “the Hollywood way of producing”.

Chickentown received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), among others.

Published on Friday 30 September 2011

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