Toon Disney in the U.S. has picked up the animated features Dragons: Fire & Ice, Dragons: The Metal Ages and Silverwing: The Movie Trilogy from Bardel Distribution. Set to air this fall, the films will be presented to additional buyers at MIPCOM next week in Cannes. B Wooding Media (BWM) represented Bardel in the transaction.
The Dragons movies will air as part of the popular Jetix block at 7 p.m., and will be supported with cross promotions through retail partners Megabloks and Lions Gate Ent. Dragons: Fire & Ice runs 72 minutes and is inspired by the internationally successful toy line from Megabloks. This first installment in a series of animated films is set amid an age-old war between the kingdoms of Draigar and Norvagen. The great Dragons who brought peace and wisdom have almost completely vanished when young royals Dev and Kyra learn that other dark forces are at work and that they are the only ones who can save the Kingdom. In the follow-up film, Dragons: The Metal Ages, the war has ended and the king of the Dragon world has been restored to the throne. However, peace is threatened once again as Dev and Kyra uncover a centuries-old conspiracy. The pics are produced by Bardel Ent. in association with Megabloks.
Bardel’s Silverwing (13×22 or 3×72) is based on the best-selling book trilogy by author Kenneth Oppel. The fantasy adventure series follows the adventures of a teenage bat whose bravado leads him on an epic odyssey. The story begins with famed tale of the great battle between the birds and the beasts. Since they chose not to take sides, the bats were banished to the nighttime skies, never allowed to see the sun. Dared by a bully, our hero, Shade, breaks the centuries-old law and must set things right when he brings dire consequences upon his colony. The series first aired in the fall of 2003 on TELETOON.
Based in Los Angeles, B Wooding Media specializes in production financing and international distribution of children’s programming. In addition to Bardel, clients include Genius Products Inc. (Baby Genius, Kid Genius) and AB Svensk Industri (Roofters).
Bardel Ent. Inc. is a Canadian entertainment company involved in the acquisition, development, production and distribution of animated programming and products for children and families. The company can be found on the web at www.bardelentertainment.com.