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Rai Ragazzi Greenlights ‘Dragonero’ Animated Series

Kids’ series, based on popular Bonelli comic, will use cel-shaded 3D/CG and 2D animation to create diverse fantasy worlds.

The kids’ division of Italian broadcaster, Rai Ragazzi, and Sergio Bonelli Editore, a leading publisher of Italian comics, have announced the first Bonelli cartoon production based on the successful comic “Dragonero.” Created by Luca Enoch and Stefano Vietti, the comic was originally published in 2007 before becoming a regular monthly series in 2013.

The Dragonero series (26x26’), being produced using cel-shaded 3D/CG and 2D animation, is aimed at an audience between the ages of 7 and 12. The Bonelli heroes include characters and stories set in diverse worlds of fantasy, from Tex, the stainless ranger, to the mysterious Zagor, the spirit of the ax who inhabits Darkwood, to the most contemporary, with Dylan Dog, Martin Mystère, Nathan Never, Mister No, and Julia.

Dragonero is set in Erondár, a fantasy world dominated by magic, where humans live together with elves, dwarves and ogres. It follows the adventures of two teenage brothers, Ian and Myrva and their best friend ogre, Gmor, who are called upon by the mighty dragon, Crackly, to fight the power of the Arcana queen, an evil sorceress who wants to send Erondár into a dark age.

Source: Rai Ragazzi