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Arc Prods. Partners with Platinum Films UK & Dream Mill

Arc Productions is producing the animation for Matt Hatter Chronicles, a high-end television animation series in 3D, produced by Platinum Films Ltd. and Dream Mill Inc.

Press Release from Arc Productions

Toronto, ON, June 6, 2011- Arc Productions is producing the animation for Matt Hatter Chronicles, a high-end television animation series in 3D, produced by Platinum Films Ltd. and Dream Mill Inc. The series is an original production for Nickelodeon UK and TELETOON Canada inc., and boasts global distribution by Endemol Worldwide, the largest independent production company in the world.

Matt Hatter Chronicles is a pulse-pounding adventure/comedy series designed to thrill boys, attract girls and appeal to the hero in us all. Matt was just an ordinary boy until he stumbled upon the Hatter family secret. The Hatters are defenders of a gateway to a different dimension, the Multiverse. To save our world and the Multiverse Matt must battle and capture infamous villains from Movie, Myth and Legend. Adventure has a new dimension.

Debbie Macdonald, VP Programming Director, Nickelodeon UK states: “Matt Hatter Chronicles is a perfect balance of comedy and adventure with state-of-the-art, cutting-edge 3D animation, which our audience is now growing to expect with the explosion of high-end 3D cinema and the digital video gaming culture.”

Caroline Tyre, Director of Programming, Teletoon Canada states: “Matt Hatter Chronicles is like nothing we’ve seen before. It’s a perfect series for the entire family with the epic and cinematic quality of Star Wars: Clone Wars and the mystery and comedy of Scooby Doo.”

Dream Mill and Platinum’s decision to partner with Arc Productions was based on Arc’s recent smash success animation feature Gnomeo & Juliet. “Arc is now recognized as a global leader in the animation and visual effects sector,” says Nigel Stone, CEO, Platinum Films, “They are the perfect partner as they continually prove they can deliver high-end and successful content whether it’s for film, TV or online. Matt Hatter is the first chapter in a long-term relationship we hope to develop with Arc Productions.”

“We’re excited about our partnership on this ground-breaking series” says Arc’s Head of Production, Matthew Teevan; “It allows us to showcase diverse CG capabilities and apply the same love and care we put into our movies into this stunning TV franchise.”

About Platinum Films LtdPlatinum Films is a multi-faceted Film and Children’s TV production company which develops innovative, high quality and profitable content to a global market. Headquartered in Pinewood Studios, the Platinum Films production team include Oscar winning film specialists that skillfully combine high-end feature film techniques into all its TV properties to ensure that Platinum stays ahead of and challenges market trends. It is the company’s unique ‘thinking out of the box’ production style that has enabled Platinum Films to push the boundaries of standard production techniques.

About Dream Mill IncToronto based Dream Mill is headed up by Jacqueline Kelly, a 20 year veteran in the film and television industry.

About Arc ProductionsArc Productions, formerly Starz Animation Toronto, is Canada’s leading CG-animation and Visual Effects studio. Arc Productions is a partnership with majority ownership recently purchased by a Canadian investor group. Starz LLC, a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation remains a shareholder in the new Canadian operations.

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