Having scored hits with the 2D cartoon shows Totally Spies!, Martin Mystery and Team Galaxy, Marathon is set to launch its first 3D series, Monster Buster Club, at MIPCOM and MIPCOM Jr. in October. Created by Marathon Media’s Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel, the action-comedy is co-produced by TF1, Jetix Europe, Mystery Animation and YTV with a production budget of around $23 million.
Monster Buster Club aims to entertain kids 5-11 with the adventures of five 10-year-olds who make up a top-secret club sworn to fight off an alien invasion that only they know of. Using a network of underground tunnels, the heroes hunt down the extraterrestrial creatures while maintaining the appearance of average school kids.
Marathon and its co-production partners have committed to producing 52 episodes, a full two-season slate. International sales are handled by Marathon International.