Mainframe Taps Echo Bridge as Int’l Distrib.

Canadian computer animation production company Mainframe Ent. has signed Echo Bridge Ent. to co-manage the international distribution of Mainframe’s CG animated and live action TV series, features and specials. Echo will present Mainframe properties at the MIPCOM market taking place next month in Cannes, France.

New animated Mainframe properties debuting at MIPCOM will include the feature-length CG-animated film Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, which has a ragtag gang of skateboarders coming to the rescue of the world famous champion skateboarding legend when he is kidnapped by an inept group of carnies. Also up for sale are Arthur’s Missing Pal, a 70-minute CG feature based on the beloved character created by author Marc Brown, and Scary Godmother 2: The Revenge of Jimmy. The sequel to the award-winning, CG-animated special Scary Godmother’s Halloween Spooktakular is based on the children’s books by artist and writer Jill Thompson.

Mainframe will also be bringing a development slate of new series, which includes the animated show Ghost Hunter Dax, which chronicles the adventures of a kid who’s normal teenage life is disrupted when he discovers that he has inherited the job of Ghost Hunter from legendary Chinese warrior Zhong Kui.

Moonsurfers is a new CG children’s series about an eclectic group of friends who live on Moonport and enjoy Moonsurfing and having far-out space adventures. In addition, Mainframe will be promoting Zixx, a series that has aired on YTV Canada, Cartoon Network U.S. and Cartoon Network U.K. A second season is in the works for the show, which blends CG animation and live action to follow an unlikely team of heroes who join forces to save the universe from evil.