Bardel Ent.’s Silverwing, an animated action/adventure series about bats, is being repackaged as a trio of movies for both broadcast and home video distribution worldwide. Under the creative direction of veteran producer Chris Henderson (Scholastic Ent.’s Clifford’s Really Big Movie) the 13×22 series has been edited into three 72-minute features.
According to Henderson, two new endings were created to give the first two features dramatic conclusions like the series climax, which provides a natural ending for the third film. As with the Lord of the Rings and Matrix trilogies, the end of one movie is the beginning of another.
Bardel and Silverwing distributor B Wooding Media Ltd. hope broadcasters worldwide will embrace the programming flexibility the re-packaging offers. Outlets can choose to introduce the property as either a set of movies or a regular half-hour series.
The Silverwing trilogy is set to air on TELETOON Canada in December. MIPCOM attendees can find it at the Bardel stand in the Canadian Pavilion (stand 00.01). To view the promo, go to www.bwoodingmedia.com.