Following its successful debut at last years MIPCOM Jr., the new animated series Dragon Hunters is set to debut in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Produced by French animation house Futurikon and managed by BRB Internacional, the series has also garnered commitments from Cartoon Network in the U.S., France 3 and Canal J in France, RAI in Italy and Super RTL in Germany.
Dragon Hunters follows the misadventures of Lian Chi and Gwizdo, two warriors who have to take on more than 50 dragons in a fantasy medieval world set in the future. Having pulled strong numbers with its debut on French TV, the show has attracted major licensees in the video games, comics, trading cards and collectibles sectors. The characters are set to show up in McDonalds Happy Meals in Germany and the soundtrack, created by goth rock band The Cure, will soon be released on CD.
BRB Internacional is the exclusive agent for all rights to Dragon Hunters in Spain and Portugal. The companys other properties include David the Gnome, Dogtanian, Around the World with Willy Fog and Mort & Phil. One of the founders and a member of APIA (Spanish National Association of Animation Producers), BRB also has offices in Italy and the U.K.
Based in Angoulême, Futurikon credits include the animated series Fly Tales, Malo Korrigan and the Space Tracers, Kaput & Zösky, and Flatmania. For more information about the two companies, go to www.brb.es and www.futurikon.fr.