TeamTO’s ‘Next Level: Odyssey’ Enlists Mythology Expert, Director for Fall Market Quest

International kids content creator TeamTO has announced the participation of mythology consultant Liv Albert and director Didier Ah Koon on its new action adventure series Next Level: Odyssey, which will be presented at Cartoon Forum and MIPCOM 2022.

“Greek mythology is a subject that continues to fascinate young people all over the world, it sparks their imagination,” says Corinne Kouper, TeamTO’s multi-award-winning Co-Founder and producer for the new series. “We have a long-standing practice of engaging experts and consultants to ensure the authenticity and perfection of our story telling. This wonderful talented team not only ensures that we will have really interesting stories and background for our series, but also a high level of sophisticated comedy which will be an important element of this show.”

Liv Albert is working with TeamTO’s writing team to provide background and accuracy on all Greek historic and literary references. The mythology expert is also a popular (and edgy) Canadian author and host of the podcast Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!, which explores the infinite world of mythology from an irreverent, feminist and very comical point of view. She is the author of Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses and Heroes Handbook and Nectar of the Gods, From Hera’s Hurricane to the Appletini of Discord, 75 Mythical Cocktails to Drink Like a Deity.

Didier Ah Koon was the director of the short film Cro Minion (released on the Minions Blu-ray), and the author of the original comic books Perseus (which won a 2019 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award) and Minions. He has also worked as a storyboard artist at major studios such as Illumination, Universal and Sony, and has worked on blockbuster movies including The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and The Secret Life of Pets.

TeamTO’s “Next Level: Odyssey”

Next Level: Odyssey (26 x 26′) is an original action-adventure series with a good dose of comedy aimed at the six– to 10-year-old target:

One night while playing video games at the Louvre where his dad works, 11-year-old Kiran falls through a portal into the world of mythology where gods, goddesses and fantastical creatures are all doing their thing, and Kiran is mistaken for a butt-kicking warrior! His mission — which he must accept if he wants to return home — is to save the legendary Greek King, Odysseus. With the help of his new friend, junior goddess Leuki, Kiran discovers that being a hero takes more than brawn, and that life back-home with his dad, a workaholic archeologist, wasn’t so bad after all.

Worlds collide in this retelling of the famous saga as ordinary-meets-extraordinary on a whole new level. Next Level: Odyssey is an original reimagining of a classic story about family, friendship, facing fears and finding your inner power.

The TeamTO production is inspired by the Panique dans la Mythologie book series by Fabien Clavel, published by Rageot.

TeamTO was founded in 2005 by Kouper, Guillaume Hellouin and Caroline Souris and has grown into one of Europe’s leading kids’ entertainment companies, with two French studios housing over 400 artist as well as offices in Beijing, Toronto and Los Angeles. The studio’s original series include Jade Army, Mighty Mike, Presto! School of Magic and the Emmy-nominated Angelo Rules. TeamTO has also produced the feature film Yellowbird and third-party titles such as City of Ghosts (Netflix), PJ Masks (eOne) and Rabbids Invasion (Ubisoft).



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