DHX Media is bringing a trio of tempting new series to MIPTV (April 8-11) this spring. Among these is the brand-new CGI-animated series Rev & Roll (52 x 11’), a co-investment with world leading animation and toys co. Alpha Group.
Aimed at younger viewers, Rev & Roll follows the adventures of eight-year-old Rev and his best friend Rumble – a rambunctious truck with all the personality of a loyal and enthusiastic dog! Along with a group of adventurous pals, Rev and Rumble live in a revved-up world where vehicles live side-by-side with humans. With lovable trucks, curious dune buggies, quick-thinking fire trucks and more, the world of Rev and Rumble is always in motion with jobs to be done and fun to be had!
Co-commissioned by DHX Television’s Family Jr. in Canada, and Alpha Group’s Jiajia channel in China, Rev & Roll is set to premiere in fall 2019.
DHX is also hyping up the live-action tween series Up in the Air (15 x 22’), the story of a 12-year-old girl struggling to follow the family legacy of being a champion gymnast, created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step) and set to air on DHX TV’s Family Channel (Canada) and CBBC (U.K.).
Also on the menu is live-action kids’ comedy Bajillionaires (20 x 22’), about a group of fledgling entrepreneurs running a tech startup out of one of their parents’ garages. The series is being produced by Six Eleven Media in association with Family Channel, set to premiere this fall on Universal Kids (U.S.).
“After recently announcing several new original animated series, including Dorg Van Dango, Chip and Potato and Rev & Roll, we’re excited to feature those shows at MIPTV along with our latest live-action offerings, Up in the Air and Bajillionaires,” commented Josh Scherba, President, DHX Media. “We look forward to teaming up with world-class broadcasters, streaming platforms and creators as we continue to bring high-quality children’s content to the global audience.”