TV computer animation pioneer Mainframe Ent. Inc. (ReBoot) will be presenting two new animated projects at NATPE 2003. Alien Legion and Maxine 5 are the two most recent properties from the Vancouver-based company.
Based on the cult comic book series created by Carl Potts with Alan Zelenetz, Alien Legion follows the futuristic exploits of the Legion’s Force Nomad and its expendable, multi-species ranks culled from the unwanted of three galaxies.
Maxine 5 blends 2D and 3D animation to create a future where the hottest young video-game car racers become the talent pool for the real thing. The series tells the story of twelve-year old Maxine Walsh, the youngest-ever competitor in the junior World Racing Championship, as she follows in her father’s footsteps. Mainframe is handling sales and distribution in North America for the series, in addition to some production duties. Australia’s Yoram Gross EM TV, which developed the property and is overseeing the majority of production responsibilities, is handling sales and distribution outside North America.
In addition to these two new properties, Mainframe will be continuing discussions with broadcasters attending NATPE on such other Mainframe animation projects as Tony Hawk’s Feasters, Dot’s Bots, Scary Godmother, Wubbies, Family Values and Betty Boop.