DIC Ent. is developing an all-new, direct-to-DVD animated series with billionaire investor Warren Buffet. The Secret Millionaire’s Club will consist of 13 titles that promote financial literacy to kids through relatable characters and real-world situations. The first two installments are scheduled for release this fall.
Now in production, The Secret Millionaire’s Club, will feature the words, voice and likeness of Buffett as he imparts financial lessons while presenting entertaining adventures. The series will revolve around a rundown local youth center that is facing foreclosure threats by an unscrupulous developer buying up properties in Omaha. As the last four members of the club are cleaning out the attic, they find a box of rare and valuable sports memorabilia and make millions by selling items on an auction website. After they pay off the mortgage on the center, the ‘secret millionaires’ ask local celebrity Buffett for advice on how to invest the money as they deal with dishonest owners, corrupt accountants, corporate raiders, crooked politicians and other nefarious characters.
While DIC manages number of animated properties with educational components, The Seceret Millionaire’s’ Club is quite different from such shows as Trollz, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Liberty’s Kids, Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego and Care Bears. The DVD series will be available for worldwide distribution vial a major home entertainment distributor that has yet to be named.