Friday, October 05, 2012

Newer Animation Producer

... is diving into television production.

SeaWorld Developing New Animated Series
SeaWorld’s fledgling production arm is working with former Marvel Animation president Eric Rollman on a new project. SeaWorld Family Entertainment, which produces live-action and animated content for SeaWorld parks, is setting to work on The Octo Force, an action series that follows five anthropomorphic kids. Rollman is consulting. The company will meet with potential broadcast and production partners at Mipcom next week. ...

Eric Rollin, head of Rollin Entertainment, has been a producer of animation for a good long while. SeaWorld, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to Cartoonland.

And speaking of Mipcom, another animation studio is out there selling its products:

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that DreamWorks Classics will make its debut at MIPCOM 2012, bringing to worldwide telecasters a comprehensive television portfolio highlighted by DreamWorks "Dragons: Riders of Berk", which is inspired by DreamWorks Animation's beloved "How to Train Your Dragon" film franchise, and an all-new television series based on the studio's upcoming animated feature film "Turbo." ...

Two Emmy Award-winning CG animated television series inspired by other DreamWorks Animation film franchises currently air on Nickelodeon. "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" debuted in November of 2011 and "Penguins of Madagascar" in March 2009. Both highly-rated programs air in approximately 140 countries, reaching over 450 million households worldwide. Nickelodeon will also debut a future "Monsters vs. Aliens" television series. ...

This makes DreamWorks Animation the first major film studio to debut at MIPCOM in more than a decade. ...

The market for quality animation continues to expand, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. I would have thought a saturation point would have been reached some time ago, but clearly I was wrong.

2 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Kind weird thinking a theme park is going to get into animating a show these days (though I don't suppose that'll bring back Sea World to Ohio anytime soon).

Dave said...


What is an "anthropomorphic kid"??

Isn't that kind of a contradiction of terms?

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