France’s TF1 Production has recently announced that they will be starting production on their first animated TV series, with Cyber Group Studios joining as executive co-producer as well as worldwide distributor. The new series, Mini Ninjas, is based on the hit videogame from Square Enix, and will be produced for TF1’s kids programming block TFOU.
Mini Ninjas will be 2D HD animated and will consist of 52 x 12 episodes chock full of action and comedy. The show is targeted towards kids aged 6 to 10, and will focus on the adventures of a new generation of lovable ninja characters, who were trained by a Ninja Master in order to liberate innocent animals mutated into fearsome samurais by a wizard warlord named Ashida.
“It is a challenge and a pleasure to be handling such a terrific brand for TF1 Group. Three companies will be involved: TF1 Production as the main producer, TF1 as the broadcaster in France and TF1 Licenses, as the worldwide merchandise licensing agent” says Céline Roux, Director at TF1 Production.
“Mini Ninjas is that kind of rare concept which appeals to both commercial and public channels, like TF1 and RAI. The Italian pubcaster is also already committed and major creative talents are on board to deliver great storytelling and visuals to the international market,” adds Producer Giovanna Milano.