“1001 Nights” Returns to Cannes to Shine at Mip Jr 2011

New York, October 15, 2011 - Big Bad Boo's "1001 Nights" returns to Cannes this year with 52 X 11 minute episodes, defending it's title as the #1 Canadian show.

Last year, "1001 Nights" launched on the Disney Channel in South East Asia where they reached over 71 million homes. This fall, the show will participate at Mip Jr and will be viewed by 500 international buyers and over 600 companies while competing with over 1000 kids properties worldwide.

Audiences so far have raved about "1001 Nights" given its broad audience appeal with tales full of excitement, adventure, comedy and a unique cast of characters which include the engaging storyteller Shahrzad, Sinbad, Aladdin, and the Hunchback.

"1001 Nights" has been extremely successful and we look forward to exceeding expectations and gaining further acknowledgement from our peers in Cannes. Our ultimate goal is to create a loyal fan base and continue to branch out while broadcasting all over the world", said co-creator Shabnam Rezaei.

Along with Disney Asia, broadcasters for "1001 Nights" currently include TELETOON Canada, CBC Radio Canada, Al Jazeera Children's Channel, ORF Austria, MTV3 Finland, RTP Portugal, HOP! Channel Israel, eJunior on eVision United Arab Emirates, Minika TV Turkey, Astra TV Malaysia, and TOPTV Taiwan. The show is already in over 60 countries and 12 languages. "We would love to see the show in its third season and with all the broadcasters on board we hope to be able to take that step in early 2012", added co-creator Aly Jetha.

Comic books and other merchandising of "1001 Nights" have established a more intimate connection with viewers as these timeless characters are brought in to homes increasing the anticipation of each episode. It is clear that Big Bad Boo's "1001 Nights" is on a non-stop magic carpet ride to success.

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Press Contact: Sara Sepidzadeh

About 1001 Nights
A new animated comedy series, 1001 Nights is an original show that brings the delightful tales of famed 1001 Arabian Nights to the screen with hilarity, excitement, and non-stop fast paced action. Filled with exciting stories, vivid animation, wonderful music, and unforgettable characters, 1001 Nights is eye-popping entertainment for both kids and adults. You've heard of Sinbad, Aladdin, and Ali Baba? You've got 998 more stories to go! 1001 Nights brings them to you in a way that will keep you coming back for more. Join the heroine Shahrzad as she weaves tales of adventure, intrigue, and excitement!

About Big Bad Boo Studios
Big Bad Boo is a production dedicated to teaching children culture through entertainment. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Their first product Babak & Friends - A First Norooz was a direct-to-DVD cartoon about the Persian New Year. Their first animated TV series, Mixed Nutz, is now airing on Shaw TV, PBS and major stations around the world. Big Bad Boo is currently working on 1001 Nights. Big Bad Boo provides animation, co-production and development services to clients worldwide. See more at The company's distribution arm is

About Micom
Mipcom is the world's leading content market for creating, co-producing buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content across all platforms. Mip Junior is an intensive two day conference agenda of debates, interactive workshops, pitching and matchmaking sessions that will update participants/vendors on the latest developments in kids' entertainment. Attendees include international buyers and sellers that gather to present, screen, license and acquire new kids' properties.