Former Managing Director of Chapman Entertainment and Founder of Adrenalynn Entertainment, London, Greg Lynn (Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Raa Raa the Noisy Little Lion) debuted at MIPTV his latest property, Airside Andy - Lynn’s first preschool show since leaving Chapman.
Airside Andy isa brand new (52 x 10’) multi-platform preschool series that follows a lively team of ground-based airport vehicles and their enthusiastic leader Andy. Featuring a mix of stop frame and CGI animation, Airside Andy is being co-developed by Adrenalynn and Technicolor Digital Productions. Adrenalynn is producing the stop frame in the UK, while Technicolor is managing production design and CGI elements. The multi-platform property is set to debut digitally this summer initially with a content-rich 2D gaming app, an eBook and website promoted through a network of marketing partnerships.
Says Executive Producer Greg Lynn “Over the last ten years I have produced four hugely successful shows and built brands which have entertained children all over the world. I am incredibly excited about Airside Andy, which is going to introduce children to the wonder and excitement of travel through striking visuals, fantastic characters and great storytelling.” He adds, “The idea is truly international, and I believe this will be my most successful show yet.”
“Greg has a legacy of producing high quality, successful animated properties; and we are thrilled to collaborate with him to bring his vision of Airside Andy to life,” comments Steven Wendland, Vice President of Animation at Technicolor. “This property has a global appeal that will resonate with kids everywhere, offering pure entertainment and fun, as well as a solid educational foundation.”
Airside Andy is an action-packed dash behind-the-scenes at the airport or airside, revealing the secret world and celebrating the characters who work together to keep the passengers moving and the planes in the air. Andy, the Controller of Intercity Airport, is living out his childhood dream, helped by his trusty sidekick Tilly and a team of busy little vehicles including Trunk the tow truck, Cyclone the ground control vehicle and Stella the motorised steps. Together they ensure that every day at the airport runs smoothly.
The property has an educational foundation firmly rooted in the STEM curriculum – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In particular the airport presents a context to promote early mathematical concepts like being behind or ahead of time, sequences, measuring and force.
Airside Andy was created by Robert Cooper and Peter Le Masurier. The series is executive produced by Greg Lynn, directed by Tim Harper, and Davey Moore is lead writer. The educational consultant is Brian Neish (Mr Maker, Waybuloo).
Source: Technicolor Digital Productions