Vancouver, Canada-based Nerd Corps Entertainment will produce the first Slugterra TV movie, Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond, for a spring 2014 release, according to a report by Kidscreen. The original one-commercial-hour production will continue the story of the core-boys Slugterra series, which currently airs worldwide on Disney XD and free TV.
In Ghoul from Beyond, a new danger emerges from beyond the 99 caverns of Slugterra, and Eli and the Shane Gang rush to the rescue.
The Slugterra toy line from Jakks Pacific is currently available at Toys ‘R’ Us and includes collectible slug figures, blasters and darts, which launched in spring 2013. Human and vehicle figures will be introduced fall 2013, followed by plush and stretchy velocimoph fliers in spring 2014.
The toys will launch at mass retailers in North America in 2014.
Several new licensing and distribution deals have already been signed for the brand this year. New licensing categories launching around the world in 2014 include stationery, apparel, dress-up, trading cards, back-to-school, snacks and more in North America, Central and South America, the Middle East and Europe.
Two new Slugterra Flash games and two new iOS games will be launched globally in 2013 and 2014. The first Slugterra iOS game has hit the number one spots in the App Store in 11 countries, and the brand has more than 20.7 million online game plays and 6.6 million YouTube views to date.