Daily Variety reports that Walt Disney Television has teamed with Toei Animation to produce Robodiez, an action-adventure series that will combine live-action and CG animation. The show will be introduced as a short via Jetix in Japan and will roll out to other Jetix outlets around the world if audience response is strong enough.
Robodeiz will reportedly center on miniature robots, but no other details are available at this time. Characters designs have been jointly developed by teams at Disney and Toei, which had never partnered before this project. Both entities will also hold rights to the property.
A Toei spokesman told the trade publication that the show will blend live-action and CG in a way that has never been done in Japan. Disney came aboard after seeing a pilot produced by Toei.