Last year’s Animation Magazine Pitch Party winner, Nicholas Night’s The Hair-Raising Adventures of Aaron & Ned, may soon be taking on the interactive world. Night and Vancouver-based SecondSun Ent. have signed an agreement that has SecondSun exclusively representing game rights for the property.
Taking first place in the Pitch Party gave Night the opportunity to pitch Aaron & Ned as a television series to veteran Disney exec. and former Warner Bros. feature animation president Max Howard and former Fox feature animation senior VP John McKenna. The co-founders of Melwood Pictures signed on to produce the series and took it to Spyglass Ent., which recently launched its TV division. Spyglass then signed on as a partner.
Aaron & Ned follows the misadventures of two brothers with only one thing in common – their heads are conjoined by a single, unbreakable, mutant, purple hair. In their never-ending search for the ultimate haircut, the boys learn about teamwork, compromise and family values while considering the possibilities of chainsaws, explosives and highly corrosive liquids.
Night and SecondSun feel the concept will translate well to interactive entertainment. "Being able to switch between two very different, yet dependant characters to overcome challenges presents some really exciting game play possibilities,” says SecondSun’s head of interactive games, Chris Bourassa. “With the added multiplayer features, we anticipate a very cool title that will promote cooperation and problem solving,"
Night formed Isle of Night Prods. LLC in 1999 to create books, films and animation based on his original concepts. He currently has several other projects in development, including The Story of Otis (Who Didn’t Notice…) and The Fuggedaboudits.