VOOM HD Networks’ Animania HD, a channel dedicated to high-definition animation, has picked up three new kids shows to launch in November. Animalia will premiere on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m., followed by short-form series The Glops on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m., and Cosmic Quantum Ray on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.
Based on Graeme Base’s best-selling picture book of the same name, Animalia consists of 40 half-hour episodes. Produced by Australia’s Burberry Prods. in association with PorchLight Ent., the series revolves around two contemporary kids, Zoe and Alex, who visit an extraordinary land inhabited by talking animals. Mysterious events have undermined the very fabric of Animalian civilization and Zoe and Alex, along with their new best friends G’Bubu Gorilla and Iggy D’Iguana, will do everything they can to restore peace and order to the realm.
The Glops from Neptuno Films is a dialog-free series that stars a lovable family of aliens poised to invade planet Earth. Preschool viewers are encouraged to join in as the Glops play guessing games with sounds based on various scenarios and riddles depicted by different characters in each episode. The series of shorts will air during the preschool programming block Little Big Blocks.
Animania HD has picked up 26 half hours of Cosmic Quantum Ray, which is described as a zany comedy-action-adventure series that brings the strange, dark, freaky corners of the universe to the world of Earthling teenager Robbie Shipton. Robbie represents Earth as a member of Team Quantum, an elite, eccentric team of intergalactic heroes that saves the Universe almost every day. The gang battles evil, brilliant aliens, cosmic surfers and more in this CG series created by and developed in partnership with world-renowned quantum physicist Dr. Bhaumik. The show is an international co-production from Taffy Ent./Mike Young Prods., Method Films, M6, KIKA/ARD, Europool, Telegael, SKC&C, UTV and Ocean Prods. Inc.