Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Mysticons" In August 2017 | Watch The Shows Launch Trailer!

Nickelodeon USA and Nicktoons USA will premiere Mysticons, a brand-new animated series about four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors to save the world, in August 2017! Check out the shows official launch trailer below!:



A great adventure is coming to Nickelodeon this Augus, as four warriors are chosen to undertake an epic quest to protect their world from the forces of evil!


Mysticons is centered around four regular kids in the quiet suburb of Castletown who are called into action to double as legendary heroes, known as Mysticons. After discovering a powerful mystical tome, the four friends transform into oath-bonded warriors who leave their regular life of homework, sports and video games to battle fire-breathing dragons, evil knights and barbaric orcs, led by a trio of evil warlords set on destroying all of mankind.


The half-hour animated Girls Action series is aimed towards girls aged 6+ is produced by Nelvana Limited, with Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright executive producing for The Topps Company and Scott Dyer and Irene Weibel executive producing for Nelvana. Veteran kids series writer Sean Jara is Creator, Writer and Executive Story Editor for the series (previous writing credits include Ben 10, RedaKai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Johnny Test, League of Super Evil). Nickelodeon serves as the global broadcast partner, including in the USA.


Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons. Dark Horse Comics will produce a series of graphic novels based on the show, with the first novel set to be released late summer 2018.


Nelvana Studio is actively developing the franchise, and is working closely with the core group of partners including The Topps Company, which was acquired by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007.

Following the shows launch on Nick USA, Mysticons will debut on YTV in Canada during Fall 2017.

Follow the adventure online: YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter.

Update: Original Corus Entertainment Press Release via corusent.com:

NELVANA’S MYSTICONS LAUNCHES ONLINE PRESENCE


Digital Media Content Strategy Rolling Out in Support of New Animated Action Series Debuting Next Month


Toronto, Canada – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, is thrilled to announce the launch of the YouTube channel and social media pages for its original animated action series, Mysticons.

In anticipation of the upcoming broadcast premiere, the Mysticons YouTube channel and social pages, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are now live, with a website to launch shortly. Fans can now catch a sneak preview of the series online before the official television premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and on Corus’ YTV network in Canada this August. The expansive online presence is part of a larger social and digital media content strategy involving more than 80 pieces of short-form original content supporting the brand, including introductions to stories and settings in the Mysticons world, DIY videos how to transform into a Mysticon, and more live-action content that will be available to fans throughout the season. In addition, web games and an adventure role-playing app-based game will launch this fall.

“The way young audiences consume entertainment has evolved greatly and Nelvana is committed to producing engaging content that strengthens fans’ connections with our brands on the platforms they frequent,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “Mysticons itself is a genre-defining series, and our content strategy to support the brand delivers a myriad of digital and interactive elements meant to immerse fans in the Mysticons world beyond the television screen.”

Mysticons tells the epic tale of four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into legendary warriors. After discovering a powerful mystical tome, the fearless foursome – Arkayna, Zarya, Em, and Piper – are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil and protect the realm. With real relationships, distinct personalities and already strong, confident, smart, witty, and funny characters, Mysticons focuses on the representation of girls’ strength, power, and courage on the television screen. Season one consists of 40 episodes. Additional broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

About Nelvana
Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third-party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit www.nelvana.com.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/mysticons

Website: www.mysticons.com

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/mysticons

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