Top European animation producer-distributor Mondo TV has lined up its slate for the 2016 Asia TV Forum & Market, taking place Dec. 6-9 in Singapore. The company will be highlighting five new projects at booth G30: Invention Story, Adventures in Duckport, Eddie Is a Yeti, The Treasure Island and its first live-action series, Heidi, Bienvenida A Casa.
Mondo will be particularly focusing on the brand-new 3D CGI, full HD series Invention Story. The 104 x 11 series for kids 3-7 stars an intelligent, thoughtful and creative fox named Kit. In each episode, he unveils a new invention to improve the lives of the inhabitants of Carrot Town. But not everyone is happy with the clever, carefree gadget-maker — especially mayor Hopper and his gang, who always try to embarrass Kit or steal his ideas.
Adventures in Duckport (kids 4-8, 52 x 11 2D HD) follows the exciting adventures of some truly adorable characters – Suzy Ducken and her friends Jack Quackers, Penelope O’Quinn and Corky Turtle – from the much-loved Suzy’s Zoo franchise.
For younger viewers, Eddie Is a Yeti (kids 4-7, 52 x 3 3D CGI HD) is a short-form non-dialogue series in which a little girl called Polly saves a very unusual animal from a bear trap and becomes his best friend. But now she has to keep Eddie under wraps, in disguise, out of trouble and especially away from the clutches of the evil Dr. Atrocious and his winged sidekick The Bat, who want to add him to their sinister collection.
The Treasure Island (kids 5-10, 26 x 26 3D CGI HD) is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s literary classic, telling more stories about the series’ narrator, Jim Hawkins. Every episode begins with Jim reminiscing about the incredible adventures that began at the moment when Billy Bones entered the Admiral Benbow Inn that Jim ran with his mother.
Heidi, Bienvenida A Casa (teens, 60 x 45) is based on an idea by Argentinian writer and producer Marcela Citterio (Yo Soy Franky, Chica Vampiro, Patito Feo). In this version of the classic Johanna Spyri novel, we rediscover the girl and the story we all know about — the delightful, moving tale of the charming, friendly girl who moves from her rural home to the unfamiliar and confusing environment of the big city. But Heidi’s daily life, friendships and adventures now take place in the modern world.