In light of the smashing B.O. triumph of "Despicable Me" and its sequel, "Despicable Me 2," France's toon industry has never been so appealing to U.S. studios and TV networks.
In the run up to MipJunior, Lagardere's Genao Prods. teamed with international partners to bring back two hit TV franchises for kids -- "The Chipmunks and Chipettes" and "Xiaolin Chronicles."
G rating, familiar characters, and the squeaky-voiced harmonizing of the principal rodents will lead to a further feathering of Fox's nest and more furry follow-ups to what has been a largely…
"Alvin and the Chipmunks" bounded off shelves Tuesday to become the fastest selling DVD of the year.
More than hyperactive enough to engage small fry with microscopic attention spans, "Alvin and the Chipmunks" also has built-in nostalgia appeal for baby-boomer parents and grandparents willing to…