3net, a joint venture 24/7 3D Network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, and Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic-3D CG animation production company announced Wednesday a deal granting 3net U.S. 3D broadcast, home video, publishing and merchandising rights to Dream Defenders.
“The acquisition of this exciting new series is an important first step in the development of a children’s programming block we will hope to debut on the network by year’s end,” said Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO, 3net.[ Also Read: Entertainment Majors Build 3D TV Network ]
“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with 3net to launch the stereoscopic version of our series in the U.S.,” said David Kwok, CEO, Tiny Island Productions.
Dream Defenders features Zane and Zoey, twins and rivals who serve as the last line of defense between the Real World and the nightmare creatures of the Dreamworld.[ Also Read: Rogue Donaldo Appears on the Sand Planet ]
Controlled by the evil Icela, ruler of Dreamworld, the nightmares have come to life and are threatening to break through and take control. Only Zane and Zoey, and their supercomputer Zeus, stand in Icela’s way.
The 26 half-hour episodes are based on original concepts by Tiny Island Productions and produced at the Singapore-based studio.
The writing team is supervised by industry veterans Eric and Julia Lewald, who have been show runners together or individually on 14 series, including X-Men: The Animated Series and Young Hercules. The series will debut on 3net in the fall of 2011.