The Finnish animation studio teams up with Toonz Media Group on the new animated series ‘Kingdom of None;’ Season 1 is expected to launch mid-2023.
Finnish animation, publishing, and licensing studio Ferly has signed a co-production deal with global animation studio, Toonz Media Group for its new 2D animated series, Kingdom of None (52x11’). Aimed at children aged between 5 – 8 years, the new series encourages creative and imaginative play.
The series follows eight-year-old Meter Masterson, his pals James, Leo and Solo, and his sister Milli who race home every day to play in the Masterson Manor backyard. With its interesting places, props and costumes, the imaginary worlds created by Meter and his friends in his garden come to life as the Kingdom of None. Freed by their imagination they embark on journeys through the Kingdom, with the ordinary transforming into the extraordinary. The gang emerges from these adventures with a better understanding of how to navigate the world and the people around them.
“When the only limit is your imagination, there is boundless scope for amazing stories in exciting and unique worlds, and the possibility for huge engagement from children,” commented Ferly CEO Laura Nevanlinna. “Kingdom of None has brand expansion built into its DNA and as we continue to develop the IP it will offer fans new ways to engage with it from animation to publishing, games to toys. Toonz Media Group is the perfect partner to come on board to make Kingdom of None an international success, and we are looking forward to working together as a team.”
“Kingdom of None is a celebration of children’s creativity and imagination,” added Toonz Media Group CEO P. Jayakumar. “We will be creating a very attractive and aspirational world in the form of the ‘Kingdom’ in this series. It is a very promising project, with tremendous opportunities to explore and we are really looking forward to working on this with the Ferly team.”
Ferly and Toonz will jointly handle the pre-production and animation production of the series, while the post-production will be done at Telegael, Toonz Media Group’s full suite animation and live-action studio based in Galway, Ireland. Toonz will handle the distribution of the series outside of Scandinavia, with Ferly handling the ancillary rights sales outside the Indian subcontinent.
The first season of the series is expected to be launched by mid-2023.