Corus Entertainment’s Canadian cable channel Teletoon will debut the new Gormiti CG-animated series. The show will air Fridays at 3PM starting April 5th. Quebec-based toy company Imports Dragon will be supporting the brand’s Canadian launch.
Produced by Giochi Preziosi and Planeta Junior with animation from Kotoc, the 52×11 minute comedic action series features a team of international writers headed by LA‐based Romain Van Liemt, creator of the show. The new production is aimed at boys aged 5-8.
Here’s a plot outline:
A long time ago, the island-world of Gorm was threatened by a terrible enemy: the Darkans. The Gormiti, guided by their powerful Lords, joined their forces to face this threat. War broke out…but the Gormiti won.
Today, this battle is remembered as legendary. The only remaining proof is the One Tower, the ancient fortress of the Gormiti. When 4 young heroes – Riff, Ikor, Trek and Eron – discover the One Tower, prophecies come true: the Darkans are back! Our heroes must learn to use the Elemental Bracers to summon the legendary Gormiti and unleash their power to save the world.
Originally a series of trading figures and cards the brand debuted in 2005. The Italian property received its first animated incarnation in 2008 with the Fench co-pro Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return!. That three season 65 episode show was then succeeded in 2012 by the CG series Gormiti: Nature Unleashed. The franchise became one of the leading boy’s action properties in Europe, with 500 million figures sold, generating over €1.5 billion in retail sales. It was the basis for loads of other merchandise, including video games, apparel and other products.
Giochi Preziosi is the global master toy partner and has a full suite of merchandise planned for the new series, including a new toyline, trading cards and a companion app for mobile devices. Planeta Junior is handling TV sales and Consumer Products worldwide. The show is represented in Benelux, German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and the Middle East by Studio 100/m4e.
Earlier Gormiti iterations found their way onto Cartoon Network in the United States, but no news yet on where the relaunch will head to.