Canada’s Coneybeare Stories has begun work on a second season of its hit kids’ action series, Monster Warriors. From its studio in Barrie, Ontario, the company is producing 26 new episodes of the show, which blends live action and CG animation. The new season will begin airing in March of 2007.
In addition to getting a season two order from YTV, Coneybeare Stories has formed a distribution alliance with Los Angeles, Calif.-based PorchLight Ent. Under the agreement, PorchLight will distribute the second season Monster Warriors and will look to distribute a series of family movies produced by Coneybeare for the world market.
Created by Coneybeare Stories president Wilson Coneybeare, Monster Warriors stars Jared Keeso (The 4400, Smallville), Mandy Butcher (Ice Princess, Radio Free Roscoe), Yani Gellman (The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Guinevere Jones) and Lara Amersey (Radio Free Roscoe, Land of the Dead). Together, they make up the Monster Warriors, a group of brave and enterprising teens who take matters into their own hands when Capital City is terrorized by mad scientist Klaus Von Steinhauer (Se’n Cullen) and his army of B-movie monsters.
Monster Warriors is a YTV Original Production, produced in association with Jetix Europe. Other shows originated by Coneybear Stories include Kratt’s Creatures and Time Blazers, which have sold to broadcasters around the world, including the U.S., Canada, France and Asia. More information on the company can be found at www.coneybearestories.com.