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Saturday Animation Begins Development on ‘Aiko and the Masters of Time’

Studio starts work on its second original animated project, a serialized sci-fi action adventure, being produced with DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology; Cookbook Media to manage global franchise.

Montreal-based Digital Dimension Entertainment Group’s Saturday Animation Studio is now in development of its second original children’s UHD-CGI animated series, Aiko and the Masters of Time (10 x 22). The serialized sci-fi action adventure for ages 7+ is being produced with DDEG’s proprietary real-time pipeline based on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The show is co-created and co-developed by Guy Harvey; André Lavoie; Aaron Simpson; Fred Faubert; and Louis-Simon Ménard

The story is set in an age after linear time has collapsed, and then reassembled as one combined era. The result, Samurai, Cowboys, Knights, African Warriors, and Stone Age Scavengers now all live together in one Mega-City. Aiko and Wyatt, two star-crossed teens from different factions, become caught in a life and death race with powerful forces who are intent on upending this fragile, blended existence for their own dark purposes. 

Cookbook Media, Saturday Animation Studio’s global franchise management agency, will develop, and implement a global distribution strategy for Aiko and the Masters of Time that includes content, consumer products, publishing, and digital activations. The agency will introduce the series to international buyers at this year’s MIPJunior market, along with Saturday Animation Studio’s first announced IP, Chase and Catch.

“Kids around the world will be rooting for our heroes Aiko and Wyatt in this mind-bending, thought-provoking, high-concept series that will deliver on all cylinders—action, adventure, and sci-fi,” commented DDEG’s CCO and Showrunner, Fred Faubert. “Our real-time animation pipeline powered by Epic Game’s Unreal Engine, for which we have received prestigious grants, will allow us to bring the entire universe and characters to life across multiple dimensions.”

Source: Digital Dimension Entertainment Group