DEX HAMILTON: ALIEN ENTOMOLOGIST (26x30), a new animated comedy-adventure series about an intrepid young explorer, has begun production, with delivery slated for fall 2008. Australian commercial broadcaster Ten Network has already pre-bought the series.
Created by Matthew Fenandez, DEX HAMILTON is a Canadian/Australian co-production between Toronto- and Sudbury-based March Ent. and Sydney-based SLR Prods. Parthenon Kids is also a co-production partner on the series and will be distributing it internationally.
Aimed at 6- to 11-year-olds, the series follows the adventures of a young naturalist, scientist and leading mind in alien entomology, who is tasked with conquering a mysterious alien epidemic and preserving the ecosystem in the year 3000. A plague of mysterious alien insects have invaded earth, causing a dangerous rift between man and nature. Dex Hamilton returns to earth to lead a unique insect sanctuary called Hamilton's Habitat and to embark on a catch-and-release program to bring some balance back to nature.
Along with some extraordinary friends -- Zap Monogan, Jenny 10, and Tongue, the "fantastic frog boy" -- Dex uncovers the clues to a mystery that takes him through mythical landscapes, encounters with unworldly bugs and hazardous adventures.