Canada’s TELETOON will offer a unique, intercontinental sneak peek at its new original production, Skyland, on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. The special one-hour premiere presentation of the sci-fi action-adventure series will also be broadcast on Nicktoons Network in the U.S., France 2, ITV in the U.K. and ABC in Australia.
Skyland is set in the year 2451, when the earth’s shattered crust has turned into millions of planetary fragments. In this floating world, the Great Wall of China and the Empire State Building stand side-by-side, and the Eiffel Tower is visible from the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The story revolves around Mahad and his sister Lena, two extraordinary children who struggle to free their mother from the Guardians, the tyrannical caste that rules over the new world order.
Produced by Canada’s 9 Story Ent. and France’s Method Films, the premiere combines hand-drawn images with 2D and 3D animation. Montreal-based Kaydara developed the software used in the production, which features motion-capture character animation.
The sneak peek will be repeated on New Year’s Eve at 6:30 p.m., and the series will settle into its regular Saturday-Sunday 7:30 p.m. timeslot on Jan 29 on TELETOON, the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights holder. Milimages handles distribution of the property internationally. A trailer and making-of clip can be downloaded at www.teletoon.com/corp/media/docs/Skyland.htm.