DHX Media is heading into the MIPTV market flush with new commissions for three of its animated series: Chuck’s Choice has been commissioned by YTV Canada, and has already been licensed to Turner Broadcasting France’ Space Ranger Roger is commissioned by Family Jr.; and season two of Inspector Gadget is commissioned by TELETOON in Canada. All three are productions of DHX Studios.
MIPTV takes place in Cannes April 4-7 this year. DHX Media will be exhibiting at stand R7.A11 in the Riviera hall of the Palais des Festivals.
Chuck’s Choice (40 x 11) is a 2D-animated comedy aimed at kids 6-11, currently in production at DHX in Vancouver. The show is directed by Kid vs. Kat creator Rob Boutilier.
Synopsis: For Chuck McFarlane, life is all about making choices. But lucky for him, these aren’t just regular everyday choices! Through an intergalactic gift from the stars, Chuck is bestowed with what may be the greatest device in the universe: the U-Decide 3000, giving him the power to literally choose his next adventure! Some choices turn out great, others, not so much. After all, being given the power of flight sounds amazing. But what if it came with a larva sac attached to your abdomen? Suddenly everyone’s looking at you like you’re a bit strange. Of course Chuck’s life choices are a bit more mind-blowingly awesome, since he is…the DECIDER! While most kids have very limited choices, this 10-year-old gets to control his destiny and go on one thrilling adventure after another without any boring ol’ adults telling him what to do, and with his best friends coming along for the ride!
Space Ranger Roger (13 x 30) is a 3D preschool series produced by DHX’s Halifax studio. It is created by Jeff Rosen (Animal Mechanicals, Bo on the Go, The Mighty Jungle, Monster Math Squad).
Synopsis: Space Ranger Roger is a plucky little alien hero sent to help a strange, faraway world…Earth! No assignment is too big or too small. Roger’s motto is, “A friend in need is a mission for me!” Along with his trusty squad of Ranger bots, and his bot dog, Rover, Roger can always get the job done. Each day, Roger scans the surface of our small blue planet from orbit aboard the Friend Ship. When he picks up a distress signal from an Earth creature, it’s his job as a Space Ranger to gear up with his team of rambunctious fix-it bots, find out what the problem is and save the day in a fun and creative way.
Inspector Gadget (season 2: 26 x 30) is a 3D-animated series produced by DHX Halifax.
Synopsis: The new Inspector Gadget is back – again! The stakes are higher than ever in season two for Inspector Gadget, his niece Penny and their trusty dog, Brain. Will they be able to defeat Dr. Claw and his nephew Talon? Or will the MAD villains finally be victorious? Both sides are more determined than ever to come out on top…even if Inspector Gadget still hasn’t got a clue.