Press Release from Tiny Island Productions
London — Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic-3D CG animation production company and Classic Media, the global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s top family entertainment brands, today announced the launch of “Dream Defenders” a new CG-animated action-comedy series for 6-9 year olds at this year's MIPCOM market. Tiny Island will distribute the series in North America and Asia whilst Classic Media will manage distribution across all media including consumer products in all other territories Worldwide.
Zane and Zoey, twins and rivals are the “Dream Defenders” (26x30min eps) - the last line of defence between the Real World and the nightmare creatures of the Dreamworlds. Controlled by the evil Icela, ruler of Dreamworld, the nightmares have come to life and are threatening to break through and take control. Only Zane and Zoey, and their supercomputer Zeus, stand in Icela's way... Only Zane and Zoey are the Dream Defenders. What if you could kick your nightmare’s butt’s?…
Based on original concepts by Tiny Island Productions, this production with Classic Media will be produced at the Singapore-based studio, with a writing team based out of Los Angeles. Due for delivery in late 2011, the series will be available in both nonstereo-3D and stereo-3D formats.
Visitors to the Singapore Pavilion at MIPCOM 2010 will experience a Stereoscopic-3D market preview of the show.
David Kwok, Managing Director, Tiny Island Productions, commented: “We are very excited to announce the launch of our new series as part of the line up for this MIP. Audiences can look forward to spectacular action and adventures set in fantasy or hyper-reality dream worlds. It's going to be very different visually from other shows out there right now on the TV screens with cool and sleek gadgets and interesting character designs. Characters are smart and funny, with situational comedy weaved into the more intense parts of the stories”.
Chloe Van den Berg, Executive Vice President – International, Classic Media, commented; “We are thrilled to unveil Dream Defenders to buyers at MIPCOM and to be working with such premium production partners as Tiny Island. Dream Defenders is an innovative new show, bringing state of the art animation to the small screen in a new action-comedy series for kids worldwide".
The show is co-financed by Tiny Island Productions and the Media Development Authority of Singapore, at a total production budget of US$5.2 million and is available for worldwide acquisition and licensing.
About Tiny Island Productions (Pte. Ltd.)Tiny Island Productions is Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic 3D CG animation production company. Established in 2002 and based in cosmopolitan Singapore, the company creates, manages and markets quality content for the global CG animation market. The company is producing a slate of CG animated television and film projects, available in Stereo-3D, in collaboration with international partners from Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong. The company had also previously worked with international distributor Classic Media and Thai-based producing company, Shellhut Entertainment, on a CG animated series, Shelldon, that was aired on major networks including NBC USA and France 5. Other earlier deals inked include a development deal with Los-Angeles based Saban Entertainment Group (SEG), with SEG providing development resources for a CG animated series.
ABOUT CLASSIC MEDIA, LLCClassic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, Where’s Waldo?, Lassie, Gold Key Comics, The Lone Ranger, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales and Guess with Jess. Big Idea, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us at http://www.classicmedia.tv.