Fans who have been reading about the much-anticipated Moonscoop/Gamania series Hero: 108 in Animag for the past two years, will finally be able to enjoy the innovative toon as Cartoon Network U.S. will premiere the show on Monday, March 1st at 7 a.m. The cabler plans to air 52 episodes of the toon Mondays thru Fridays. THe show airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on Cartoon Network in the U.K.
Aimed at kids 6-11, Hero: 108 tells the story of a group of young defenders set on ending a conflict between animals and humans in The Hidden Kingdom, caused by an evil villain called High Roller. The group is known as First Squadron, and includes the courageous Lin Chung (a.k.a. Panther Eye), Mighty Ray, Mystique Sonia and Jumpy Ghostface. Together, they battle fierce creatures such as fire-breathing ligers, magic lantern-wielding zebras and camels with really stinky spit.
Created by Gamania’s Phoenix Tarng and co-produced by Cartoon Network Europe, the show is loosely inspired by the 14th Century Chinese novel The Water Margin. Mike Young Productions and Kabillion CEO and co-founder Bill Schulz and Radar Cartoons’ president Rita Street are the toon’s exec producers. Gamania’s Phoenix Tarng is show creator. Telegael Teo of Ireland is also involved in the co-production.
Gamania Digital Entertainment is launching a massively multiplayer online game this summer, while Playmates Toys is delivering an extensive toyline based on the property. For more info, visit www.hero108online.com or hero108.tv