London, UK -- Platinum Films has announced the forthcoming publication of a range of official comic magazines based on its hit 3D CGI children’s show, Matt Hatter Chronicles. The deal will see a series of magazines published by Titan, all featuring bespoke comic art created by the company. The core demographic for the comics, as for the television show, is boys aged 5-10. The series will start with a bumper special launching Q1 2013 and will be available in both hard copy and digital editions.
Matt Hatter Chronicles is an adventure-comedy series about Matt, an ordinary boy who discovers that his family defends a gateway to a dimension called the multiverse. To save our world and the multiverse, Matt and his friends must battle and capture infamous villains from movie, myth and legend. The series is produced by Platinum Films and Dream Mill Inc with Canadian-based studio Arc Productions. It uses state-of-the-art 3D animation designed to bring the story to life and to make children feel as if they are part of the action.
The 13 x 22’ series first aired on Nicktoons in the UK in October 2011 and on CITV in March this year. A brand new series of 13 x 22’ episodes is airing on Nicktoons now and is due to air on CITV this autumn. The series has also been sold to Nickelodeon in Australia and will air on RTE in Eire and Teletoon in Canada.
Chris Teather, Titan Magazines Publishing Director, says: “Titan is very excited to be publishing the official comic magazine of Matt Hatter. The show has been a huge commercial and critical success, and I am sure that the new title will be a hit with all of the series’ loyal fans.”
Nigel Stone, CEO of Platinum Films, says: “Titan, a respected name in books and comics with years of experience, is the ideal partner to adapt Matt Hatter Chronicles for the comic magazine format. The Titan comics will be welcomed enthusiastically by Matt Hatter’s legions of fans.”
Following the recent announcement that ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) will represent UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand for consumer products merchandise, home entertainment and promotional rights for Matt Hatter Chronicles, Jean-Philippe Randisi, Executive Vice President & Director of Consumer Products, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said: “We’re thrilled to be representing Matt Hatter Chronicles and are delighted that Titan Publishing are a part of the merchandise programme for this unique property.”
Source: ITV Studios Global Entertainment