Saturday Animation prepares “Aiko and the masters of time”; “Theodosia” goes to France and Latin America; Nickelodeon UK dives into ‘Big Blue’ – TBI Vision
Saturday Animation prepares ‘Aiko and the masters of time’
Canada’s Saturday Animation Studio is in the process of developing its second original children’s IP – Aiko and the masters of time.
The 10 x 22 minute series, from the company owned by Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG) behind Hunt and catch, is a serialized sci-fi action adventure for ages 7 and up co-created and co-developed by Guy Harvey, André Lavoie, Aaron Simpson, Fred Faubert and Louis-Simon Ménard.
The story takes place at a time when linear time collapsed and then reassembled into a single combined era, resulting in samurai, cowboys, knights, African warriors, and Stone Age scavengers now living together in a mega-city.
Two cursed teenagers from different factions, Aiko and Wyatt, are caught in a life and death race with powerful forces intent on turning this fragile and mixed existence upside down for their own dark ends.
“Children around the world will be supporting our heroes Aiko and Wyatt in this mind-blowing, thought-provoking, concept-driven series that will deliver all cylinders – action, adventure and sci-fi,” commented Fred Faubert, DDEG’s CCO and showrunner.
“Theodosia” goes to France and Latin America
France Télévisions, French streamer Salto and WarnerMedia Latin America, for HBO Max Lat Am, have acquired new live-action series from Cottonwood Media Theodosia.
The 26 x 30 minute series, produced by Cottonwood alongside ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, HBO Max and Globo, is set in 1906 and follows the adventures of the titular 14-year-old, who combine magic and Egyptology.
The series launches at MIPCOM next week and is co-distributed internationally by Federation Kids & Family and ZDF Enterprises.
Monica Levy, Sales Manager, Federation Kids & Family commented: “This fabulous and out of the ordinary series has already caused a sensation with our buyers, especially as we are approaching our first live MIPCOM in over a year. We are very happy to have made these first sales and we will have other announcements to follow as further negotiations are well underway. “
Nickelodeon UK dives into ‘Big Blue’
Nickelodeon UK has chosen Toronto-based Guru Studio’s upcoming underwater adventure comedy series Big Blue.
Produced for CBC Kids and Radio-Canada, the 52 x 11-minute series follows the adventurous underwater siblings Lettie and Lemo as they lead an eccentric submarine crew with a fairy-tale ocean stowaway named Bacon Berry.
“Nickelodeon is the perfect home for this hilarious series that the whole family can enjoy,” said Jonathan Abraham, vice president of sales and business development at Guru Studio. “British viewers will love this creator-led series packed with high-stakes comedy and adventure.”
Louise Bucknole, Vice President of Children’s Programming, ViacomCBS Networks UK & Ireland, added: “We have no doubts Fat Blue will be the perfect addition to our Nicktoons range as we explore their comedic underwater world. We look forward to introducing these new characters and sharing their many adventures with viewers across the UK.