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Cartoon net pacts pixels for ‘Pixcodelics’

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Cartoon Network will bow “Pixcodelics,” in which a group of kids fight a bad scientist who wants to control the Internet, throughout Latin America on Aug. 13. The CGI animation series was made in Brazil by local production company MoP Brasil Digital.

Series consists of 65 five-minute-long episodes. Net will present a new episode every Saturday at noon and rerun it during different slots throughout the week.

Investment was made through the Condecine regulation, designed to stimulate foreign feevee programmers to produce in Brazil. “Pixcodelics” is Cartoon’s second co-production in Brazil and the first it will run outside the country.

“One of the things kids around the world have in common is the familiarity with the Internet. We chose this theme, because we wanted to sell the series to markets abroad,” says Caio Paes de Andrade, a partner in Sao Paulo-based MoP, who created the series with partner Marco Alemar.

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