On New Year's Eve 2005, CLASS OF THE TITANS, an original animated series produced by Studio B, will launch on the Canadian specialty network, TELETOON. Studio B is in post-production on 26x22 episodes of the action-adventure series with distribution partner Nelvana. Studio B and Nelvana will launch this new series at MIPCOM Jr. in France.
We are very excited about CLASS OF THE TITANS, said Chris Bartleman, Studio B partner. It is a great action-adventure-comedy series with plenty of battles between good and evil, the myth and romance of the Olympians and Greek gods, and lots of humour. This is the series that the kids at school will be talking about every week.
Created for kids 8-12, CLASS OF THE TITANS stars seven unsuspecting teenagers - Jay, Archie, Theresa, Atlanta, Odie, Herry, and Neil who have been summoned from around the world to New Olympia and asked to save the world. The teens are direct descendants of the seven greatest heroes known to mankind Jason, Achilles, Theseus, Atalanta, Odysseus, Hercules and Narcissus. Their mentors the immortal Olympian gods have brought them to Olympus High for some pretty unconventional training. They will be battling the most sinister immortal god, Zeus' father Cronus, who has escaped from his under-worldly prison after 4,000 years and wants revenge.
TELETOON is Canada's first and only 24-hour animation station, and is intended for both children and adults. With English and French language services, the network offers viewers classic cartoons and new animation from Canada and around the world. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is owned by Canada's Astral Media Inc. (40%), Corus Entertainment Inc. (40%), and Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. (20%).
Nelvana Ltd. is one of the worlds leading international producers and distributors of childrens programming and products. Nelvana is owned by Corus Ent., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in both specialty TV and radio. The companys other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges. Corus website can be found at www.corusentertainment.com.
Studio B is an award-winning animation studio that has produced original series, which currently air in more than 90 countries around the world. Visit www.studiobproductions.com for more information.