New York City-based Animation Collective and Canadian-based Fatkat Studios will co-produce a new, 26 half-hour episode action/comedy, animated series, THREE DELIVERY, in association with; Nicktoons Network, YTV and the BBC.
THREE DELIVERY, created by Animation Collectiveâs founder/ceo Larry Schwarz, is about a group of teenage delivery kids/superheroes, set in a Chinatown, animated in a highly graphic comicbook style. Produced with Fatkat as a U.S./Canadian co-venture. Animation Collective will handle worldwide television and consumer products sales.
Nicktoons will broadcast THREE DELIVERY in the U.S., YTV in Canada and the BBC in the UK. The series premieres in early 2008 in the U.S. and the U.K. and September 2009 in Canada. As part of a multiplatform initiative, Animation Collective is also producing 11, two-minute mobisodes for cellular phones and a complete online world for the series, which includes a massive multiplayer game.
Years ago, an evil young apprentice named Kong Li unleashed the power of a magical cookbook, scattering its dangerous recipes throughout Chinatown. Thanks to an ancient spell, a force field was placed around the city, keeping the magic in. the rest of the world had been protected, but now Kong Li has returned to find the powerful recipes. If he succeeds, evil power will be released and the world will be in danger.
Luckily, three teenage heroes, skilled in Kung Fu, have been trained to stop Kong Li. When orphans Sue, Sid and Toby are recruited by Nana to make deliveries for Wuâs Garden Chinese restaurant, they see it as a chance to move out of the orphanage and ride cool bikes. Little did they know that every evening they would be locked in a lightning-fast battle against evil for the fate of the world.
âTHREE DELIVERY is a smart, funny project and we really look forward to working with Animation Collective to bring it to screen and make it the success it deserves to be,â said Jesse Cleverly, head of CBBC co-productions and acquisitions.
âTHREE DELIVERY is our first take on the superhero genre, but, like all of our series, it is driven by great characters and compelling, kid-relatable stories. The show is a fantasy, but the characters are written as real kids who viewers will want to emulate. We also incorporated tween trends, including extreme bike riding, punk and EMO,â said Schwarz, the showâs creator/exec producer.
"Everyone here is very excited to be combining efforts on THREE DELIVERY, and are looking forward to creating a fantastic property that can be enjoyed worldwide," said Andrew Dunn, vp of business development, FatKat Studios. "This is a great opportunity for Fatkat to finally utilize its Flash techniques with great traditional animation," added Gene Fowler, president, FatKat Studios.
Animation Collective (www.animationcollective.com
) is a leader in creating and producing children's programming for television, the Internet, home video and other platforms. Schwarz is the creator/exec producer of all of Animation Collective's original series, including KAPPA MIKEY for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons Network; THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF, LEADER DOG and TORTELLINI WESTERN for Nicktoons Network; and ELLEN'S ACRES for Cartoon Network.
Founded in 2000, Miramichi, New Brunswick-based Fatkat is a worldwide contributor to the entertainment industry with clients and alliances on every continent. Fatkat's talented team of professional artists, directors and award-winning producers blend traditional animation with state-of-the art tools to create the next big thing. The animation studio has grown from its humble beginnings as a "one-man-show" in an apartment to more than 100 full-time people on staff.