Decode Ent.’s CG animated series about two fighting raccoon brothers is getting ready for its High Def close-up. The Canadian shop has announced that its series Urban Vermin will be featured on VOOM’s Animania network.
‘We are thrilled to work with DECODE Entertainment to produce programming that can be viewed in the HD format, truly maximizing this medium of technology,’ said Keith O’Connell, Vice President of Programming for VOOM HD Networks. ‘As leaders in kids and family high definition entertainment, we look to work with partners who can give our viewers a truly cinematic viewing experience. Animania HD and Family HD both have the same mission: to showcase quality, innovative programming from across the globe.’
In production for YTV, CGI series Urban Vermin (26×22) is an action comedy starring two raccoon brothers (Abe and Ken), once best of friends, now best of enemies and their bid for garbage-one-upmanship in alleyways, sewers, electrical towers and the city park! Targetting the six- to 12-year-old audiences, the show is in production for Canada’s YTV. Jetix Europe has recently acquired pay TV, TV distribution, home video and consumer product rights for Europe to the series. TV Distribution to be serviced by Buena Vista International Television on behalf of Jetix Europe
The concept for Urban Vermin was developed internally by the shop’s interactive department and was originally a prototype game for console systems. Decode will also produce ancillary digital materials to accompany the traditional TV launch.