Collideascope To Produce Flash Animated TV/Web Program
Collideascope Digital Productions has signed a deal with Teletoon to create the first television and online convergence program produced in Flash. OLLIE'S UNDER THE BED ADVENTURES will be a half-hour special consisting of ten 2-minute episodes targeted to children aged 5-10. The show will chronicle the imaginary tales of Ollie, a young hyperactive boy who invents a world of his own underneath his bed where he embarks on wild adventures. The show will also air at OllieLand.com, which will include an interactive environment where viewers can journey into Ollie's crazy world. The show is produced with the support of The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, The Shaw Children's Programming Initiative, The Canadian Television Fund, Telefilm Canada, The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation and Cochran Entertainment, which will also serve as the distributor. "This is an example of true convergence where the same tools used to make the television show are being used to make the online world," explains Steven Comeau, Collideascope Digital founder. Andrew Cochran, founder and president of Cochran Entertainment, said, "The technique used for Ollie's is the latest big thing in television and Collideascope shows an absolute mastery of it in this production. But more importantly, they're using this technique to bring to life a wonderfully engaging character and story. We're delighted to be introducing Ollie and this groundbreaking production to the world market."