SOURCE: Breakthrough Animation

September 11, 2007 18:18 ET

Breakthrough Animation's CAPTAIN FLAMINGO Lands on Jetix Programming Block

Breakthrough Animation Closes Jetix After Achieving Second Season Renewal of the Animated Series by Jetix Europe

TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Breakthrough Animation has landed onto the Jetix programming block, which airs on Toon Disney as the US broadcast home for its comedy adventure animated series CAPTAIN FLAMINGO, it was announced by Kevin Gillis, managing partner of Breakthrough Animation Inc. and Executive Producer of CAPTAIN FLAMINGO.

Jetix has licensed all 52 half-hours (104x11 minutes) of the animated series aimed at kids 6-12 and 44 minutes of separate CAPTAIN FLAMINGO content produced especially for the Internet (Webisodes) and the mobile platform (mobisodes), including story vignettes, original songs and more.

The Jetix licensing agreement follows on the heels of Breakthrough Animation's renewal of the hit animated series with Jetix Europe. In addition, CAPTAIN FLAMINGO has also been licensed to YTV Canada, Nickelodeon Australia, ABC Australia, Nickelodeon Latin America and VRAK TV.

Said Gillis: "We are delighted with the significant two full-season commitment that Jetix has made to CAPTAIN FLAMINGO. We are honored to be a part of the Jetix family. Their support of the series is a tribute to the extraordinary creative team of co-production partners Breakthrough Animation, Heroic Film Company, Atomic Cartoons and PASI Animation. As he's succeeded in accomplishing throughout Canada, Europe and Australia, the 'Captain' is now poised and ready to capture the attention of kids across the US!"

CAPTAIN FLAMINGO features Milo Powell who, armed with his backpack of powerful joke store novelty items, saves the day every time with a little help from his best pal, anonymous sidekick and not-so-secret admirer, Lizbeth. In a world where grown-ups rule and kids don't get much respect, who is there to watch out for them? Who can navigate the tricky ins-and-outs of grown-up rules, like minding impossible-to-remember manners, eating liver that tastes like a tailpipe, or finishing that Really Huge Giant Yacht-Sized Big Gulp you started? Captain Flamingo! That's who!

CAPTAIN FLAMINGO was created by Heroic's John May and Suzanne Bolch and developed by Breakthrough Animation's Kevin Gillis and Atomic Cartoon's Rob Davies and is a co-production between Breakthrough Animation, Heroic Film Company, Atomic Cartoons and PASI Animation.

About Breakthrough Animation and Breakthrough Films & Television:

Toronto-based Breakthrough Animation was formed in 2003 when Breakthrough Films & Television's Co-Founders Ira Levy and Peter Williamson joined forces with Kevin Gillis, Breakthrough Animation's Managing Partner and Executive Producer. The company's first collaboration, "Atomic Betty," has been sold in over 130 territories to date including Cartoon Network USA, M6 (France), CiTV (U.K.), ABC Australia, and Teletoon France in association with partner broadcaster TELETOON Canada. Breakthrough Animation is also producing "Captain Flamingo" for Jetix Europe and YTV, and Miss BG for TVO, France 5, Nickelodeon Australia and Cartoon Network U.K. In addition, Breakthrough Animation has just commenced production on "Jimmy Two Shoes" for Jetix Europe and Teletoon Canada.

As one of Canada's leading independent producers, Kevin Gillis has created, executive produced and produced a number of award-winning series and films, including "The Raccoons," "Robocop: The Series" and "I Was A Rat."

Breakthrough Animation is currently developing "My Big Big Friend" as a co-production with 2D Lab in Brazil. The company is also focusing on primetime adult animation with a number of programs in development; "Foolz N The Hood," "The Orphanage" (CBC) and "Producing Emily" (Canwest Global).

Breakthrough Animation is a world leader in producing cutting edge programming for the traditional broadcast medium and is a pioneer in implementing strategies for multi platform programming.

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