DC Comics Adopts Princess Natasha

Princess Natasha, a popular animated web series featured on America Online’s KOL service for kids, will move into comic books via a new licensing deal with DC Comics. Announced today during the 2005 Int’l Licensing Show, the pact will see DC publish a four-issue mini-series to be released in 2006.

Developed by Animation Collective for KOL, Princess Natasha is a series of 10- 15-minute episodes about a student secret agent from the country of Zoravia, who is sent to Zoravia, IL to find the evil Lubek and stop him from destroying her home country.

The web series will also extend to television, home video and books through partnerships with Cartoon Network, Anchor Bay Ent. and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

In addition to Princess Natasha, New York City-based Animation Collective develops games and produces the Kung Fu Academy web series for KOL. The Flash animation house also produces Crash Dummies with 4Kids Ent. and the Nicktoons series Leader Dog and Tortellini Western.