Inspired by role-playing game tropes, the kids’ series follows four kittens banished from the ‘Kingdom of Cats’ who must learn to work together to find the treasure that will be their ticket home.
Watch Next, a leading French producer and distributor of animated content, has begun development of Dungeons & Kittens, an animated series (13 x 22) targeting kids aged six and up. Created by Clément De Ruyter and Mélanie Duval and supported by France Télévisions, the show draws inspiration from role-playing tropes – reimagined from a child’s perspective. It promises to transport viewers to a fantastical universe filled with "meowgic,” dangers, and secrets.
The series will follow the adventures of four kittens, Fib, Precious, Suds, and Ruffles, who are banished from the Kingdom of Cats and must search for the treasure that will take them home. Plunged into a dark and mysterious world, where each step presents its own challenges, the kittens must show cunning and bravery and face countless dangers, but most importantly, they must learn to work together.
In addition to the series, De Ruyter unveiled the table-top role-playing game (RPG) "Dungeon & Kittens," funded successfully through crowdfunding.
"After several successfully completed series, Watch Next has decided to develop an epic saga to accompany the rise of its broadcasting partners’ non-linear platforms and to allow its teams to showcase their talent in a new format and genre,” commented Watch Next CEO and founder, Philippe Alessandri. “With its unique aesthetic and endearing characters, Dungeons and Kittens has the qualities to capture the hearts of an entire generation of children - and their parents’ too!"
The trailer and all the details for Dungeons & Kittens will be presented during Cartoon Forum 2023.
Source: Watch Next