Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Entertainment announced this week that it’s preparing the TV movie, Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond for a spring 2014 release. The original one commercial hour production will continue the story of the Slugterra TV series, which currently airs worldwide on Disney XD and Free TV.
“The creative team is excited to continue the adventures of Eli Shane with this extended story as he explores uncharted territory and is faced with unprecedented challenges,” said Asaph Fipke, Nerd Corps Entertainment’s CEO and creator of the property.
In Ghoul from Beyond, a new danger emerges from beyond the 99 caverns of Slugterra, and Eli and the Shane Gang rush to the rescue. But nothing can prepare them for what they encounter: a slug that can do something no one in Slugterra has ever seen—or heard—a slug do before!
“We’re very excited to present the next chapter in the world of Slugterra, both as licensed global property and a narrative,” said Ken Faier, Nerd Corps’ president. “It brings new opportunities for distribution and sales, unique product tie-ins and promotions for licensees, which we are currently working on with our partners.”
To support the growing brand, two new Slugterra Flash games and two new iOS games will also be launched globally in 2013 /2014, along with ongoing social media engagement with the property’s growing audience of boys 6-11 around the world. The first Slugterra iOS game has hit #1 spots in the App Store in 11 countries, and the brand has more than 20.7 million online game plays and 6.6 million YouTube views to date.