TIME Studios, Emmy Award-winning television and film production division of TIME, and Corus Entertainment’s Emmy Award-winning studio Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live-action content, have entered into a development and production partnership for two new original animated children’s series from popular NFT creators Pablo Stanley (Robotos) and Wil Lee (the littles).
The two new series, set to be co-produced with Nelvana, are part of three NFT-derived projects on the TIME Studios Kids and Family division’s slate of web3 IP, which also includes a deal with Toyboogers NFT created by Doug.
Stanely and Lee will leverage their experience creating their beloved NFT collections to create original characters for brand new shows for children. Stanley, whose new series features a group of friends that go on fantastical adventures in a world set in a distant future, is also launching a new NFT collection based on the project. Lee plans to introduce viewers to an adventurous preschool girl who uses her imagination and befriends a set of sweet but rambunctious bears (pictured at top).
“At TIME Studios, we believe that strong characters and compelling stories can originate from and continue on any platform. We are thrilled to announce that with Nelvana’s funding commitment and animation expertise, we will move Pablo Stanley and Wil Lee’s projects to the next phase of development,” said Maria Perez-Brown, Head of Kids & Family, TIME Studios.
“There is an insatiable appetite for fresh new content, and we have been able to secure, structure and develop these partnerships with Pablo Stanley, Wil Lee, other NFT creators and now Nelvana at an unmatched speed,” added Keith A. Grossman, President of TIME. “These crucial partnerships underscore an important next stage in TIME Studios and TIME’s web3 approach of identifying incredible IP from the blockchain and bringing it to viewers at home.”
Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development, Nelvana, said, “Nelvana is elated to be collaborating with TIME Studios Kids and Family on their first-ever slate of web3 IP to enter into production. Web3 is an up and coming area to discover original, innovative and inspired stories. We are excited to marry our expertise in animation production with TIME’s knowledge of this new space to bring these stories to life and bridge the worlds of web2 and web3.”
The two new shows slated to enter into production are the latest partnership between TIME Studios and Nelvana. At the beginning of this year, the two companies announced the development of animated comedy-adventure series for preschool-aged children, Leela’s Island.