Inspired by original IP developed for the environmental group, the new animated series follows a young ‘every kid’ kid who embarks on an epic quest to overcome challenges, find his inner hero, and learn to embrace and accept the imperfections of himself and his family.
Ánima animation studio is teaming up with Sylvia Medina’s Idaho-based Green Kids’ Club to develop their original IP, Victor and The Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos, into an animated series. Based on the middle school novels created for the group by award-winning executive producer-writers Rita Street and Frank Saperstein, the Idaho-based foundation uses storytelling and children’s books to spread the word on environmental issues through storytelling and children’s books.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Green Kids Club to further develop this unique property that embraces the touchstones audiences are looking for right now, irreverent takes on everyday kid challenges in the modern world along with wish fulfillment in the form of a fantasy adventure,” commented Ánima COO José C. García de Letona.
“I’m delighted that our team is joining forces with Ánima,” added Medina. “Our character Victor is all about celebrating the big, and small victories life has to offer, and this relationship is definitely one of them!”
The comedy action-adventure, loosely based on Medina’s Latin roots, celebrates Victor's many challenges and victories, a middle school “Every Kid” who finds his inner hero and a sense of belonging when flung into a blended family of diverse “ethnic and immortal” backgrounds. His epic quest will teach him to believe in himself, reveal his own family DNA, and teach him how to accept his very imperfect family, just the way they are!
“We love working on projects that honor Latin America’s culture and its people,” noted Ánima CEO and president Fernando De Fuentes S. “Comedies with a fantasy vibe are our favorites, and Victor and the Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos has these as main concepts. We can’t wait to bring this amazing wacky animated series to the audience.”.
The creators, Saperstein (Counterfeit Cat, Ren & Stimpy) of Surprise Bag, and Street (Space Chicken’s in Space, Ruby Gloom) of Radar Cartoons, recently penned the first in a series of middle school novels for Green Kids Club about Victor, his hilarious blended family, and their otherworldly adventures. They will serve as writers on the series and as executive producers with de Letona. David Wollos of Think Tank Emporium has brokered the deals for the property and represents media, publishing, and ancillary rights.