Canada’s YTV has commissioned DECODE Ent.’s Urban Vermin, an new CG-animated action-comedy series about raccoon siblings who try to outdo one another in their quest to mine garbage gold. A YTV original production, the 26×22 series was developed internally by DECODE’s interactive department as a prototype game for console systems and has been shaped to fit YTV’s prime-time animated comedy lineup.
Described as a classic battle of good versus evil, Urban Vermin follows the misadventures of Abe and Ken, brothers who each lead a rag-tag band of critters in a turf war to end all turf wars. At stake is a smorgasbord of trash-can takeout. In addition to the series, DECODE is producing ancillary digital materials that will accompany the television launch, making the property a multi-platform endeavor.
DECODE and Aardman Animations have begun production on a second season of their animated sketch comedy series, Planet Sketch. The new slate of 26 11-minute episodes has been commissioned by TELETOON in Canada and CITV in the U.K.