Aw, it's like looking at a box full of kittens I want to take home.
MIPTV Media Market is a trade show that takes place in Cannes as a forum for buying, selling, and otherwise marketing various forms of entertainment, primarily TV and movies. The 2010 event is due to start on April 12th, but ICv2 reports
early-- sans source citation --that Toei
is going to be offering up "200 refurbished episodes" of Sailor Moon at the event, as well as Akira Toriyama
's 243-episode series Dr. Slump
I was able to confirm the information at WorldScreen.com, which posted an interview with Toei's Chief Manager of the International Department
, Kenji Ebato in late March. In it he declares his "top properties for MIPTV" to be Sailor Moon, Dr. Slump-Arale (I'm not sure if this means both Dr. Slump AND Dr. Slump & Arale, or just the latter), the One Piece Strong World
movie, Marie & Gali
, and Master Hamsters.
Marie & Gali
I don't know about any "Master Hamsters," but Marie & Gali is a kids' program about Marie Curie, discoverer of radioactivity, and Galileo, the "father of modern science." I was a little surprised-- it is, as far as I'm aware, more or less a kids show, but not the usual merchandising-fest that we normally see get air on TV outside of Japan (a la Yu-Gi-Oh
Interesting stuff all around. Of course, what Toei's "shopping" doesn't necessarily indicate what will actually get bought, but I know there are plenty of people who'd like to get a chance at seeing Sailor Moon Sailor Stars.