Thursday, February 08, 2007

Nickelodeon takes global view with new animation

According to C21 Media, Nickelodeon is co-developing five new animated projects in partnership with international production houses.

Nick takes global view with new animation

Kids network Nickelodeon is co-developing five new animated projects in partnership with international production houses.

Hiro, Oasis, Bacon and Bunk, Super Charlie and Super Lauren and Noodles! comprise Nickelodeon's first international development slate, which the network claims demonstrates its commitment to developing diverse content on a global scale.

Non-verbal animation Oasis (7x1'), series created by Tuba Entertainment in Korea and coproduced by Nickelodeon, France's TF1 and TeamTo, and Alessandro Ferrari's Japanese-inspired series of snowboarding shorts, Hiro, are both being produced as part of a new creative process established by Nickelodeon International.

Both will initially be delivered as a series of shorts, subsequently offered as long-form series to be made available to Nickelodeon's international channels and broadcast partners.

Billy goat series Bacon and Bunk, co-developed with long-time partners Nickelodeon, YTV and TF1, initially piloted by Nickelodeon in the US, will now be developed further by Nickelodeon International.

Super Charlie and Super Lauren, a sibling rivalry cartoon from the UK's Brothers McLeod, together with Asian comic book adaptation Noodles!, have also been commissioned for further concept and story development.

Nina Hahn, VP of development at Nickelodeon International, said the new development represents the voice and vision of creators around the globe, and "continues to promote Nick International's ongoing mission to find the kid voice lurking in all of us."

In addition to the five projects announced today, Nickelodeon has also confirmed that three individual projects from 2006 are to be developed with international partners, DOMO-kun, Akihabara@deep and Fortunatto.

Antony Reeve-Crook
7 Feb 2007
© C21 Media 2007

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