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Toonz Media Group, Angel Studios Launching ‘Gabriel and the Guardians’

Anime-style 2D fantasy adventure series is developed by Colossul Studios with animation production by Tiger Animation and pre-production by Robot Playground.

Global kids and family entertainment company Toonz Media Group has partnered with Angel Studios to distribute brand new anime-style fantasy adventure series Gabriel and the Guardians. Based on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient Hebrew text, the 13-minute, 22-episode fantasy series follows Gabriel, a Celestial Guardian tasked with protecting the Tree Eternal as he remains steadfast in his purpose while even his closest companions falter. He never loses hope, never gives up, and firmly believes in the untapped potential of others.

Developed by Colossul Studios with animation production by Tiger Animation and pre-production by Robot Playground, the 2D-animated series set in the mythical world of Ara and features voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch (Trigun, Bleach, Persona 4, Power Rangers) as Gabriel; Cristina Vee (K-ON!, Pokemon, Bleach, Sailor Moon and Miraculous) as Namay’ah, a cunning and resourceful alchemist-princess; James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Johnny Test, Final Fantasy X and Ratchet & Clank) as the main antagonist, Malachros; and Matt Lanter (Star Wars: Clone Wars and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) as Nok, a brash and braggadocious Cleric turned Giant Slayer.

Created by Jason Andrew Moody with David Evan Cunningham as showrunner and Albert Francis Moore as head of production, the trio boast decades of experience in animation on titles ranging from The Lion King to The Wingfeather Saga. The animated series is designed primarily for viewers aged 13 and up and boasts a co-viewing appeal that transcends age boundaries. The series’ themes, action and character-driven storytelling captivates both adults and children alike.

“We are thrilled to join hands with Angel Studios to distribute this promising animated series as Gabriel and the Guardians has all the elements to become a globally popular show. The unique blend of high-quality animation, strong characters supported by world recognized voice actors and the global appeal will provide an engaging and entertaining experience,” said Bruno Zarka, president of the TV co-production, distribution & syndication division of Toonz Media Group.

“Having the expertise of Bruno and the entire Toonz team to help with the Gabriel project is a blessing,” said Thomas Hughes, EVP of distribution strategy and global partnerships at Angel Studios. “Their reputation and relationships in the anime genre are legendary and we look forward to a thriving distribution partnership.”

Source: Toonz Media Group