Intellectual property house Arcana Studio has acquired the rights to animated TV series Raven Tales and the feature films Back to the See and Hallowaiian, expanding its sales and distribution purview beyond its own in-house originals.
Produced by Colin Curwen and Joe Thornton, Raven Tales is a 26 x 30′ children’s series that focuses on native Aboriginal folklore. The series tells the stories of the many adventures of Raven, the most powerful deity of Aboriginal mythology, and each episode features an original interpretation of a popular tale from the folklore of our first peoples.
Written & directed by Thom Lu, Back to the Sea stars Yuri Lowenthal, Christian Slater and Mark Hamill. The film follows little fish, Kevin, who must find his way home after being taken from the vast oceans to the small glass fish tank of a restaurant.
Written, directed & produced by Sean O’Reilly, Hallowaiian stars Vanessa Williams, Mark Hamill and Noah Schnapp. The film follows three friends who must use local legends to restore peace to their home in Hawaii after releasing a mythical monster on Halloween.
“These acquisitions mark the beginning of a new venture for Arcana,” said CEO Sean O’Reilly. “Although we have traditionally produced and released our own content, we have always been in the business of bringing quality animated content to the marketplace, and these three titles are no exception.”
Arcana is actively pursuing the acquisition of new content for broadcast and digital release. These efforts are led by O’Reilly, while Head of Sales Jerina Hajno will oversee sales to all territories.
Back to the Sea is currently streaming on VOD service Reelhouse Animation Playlist, while Raven Tales and Hallowaiian are slated for release in 2021.