Hasbro Studios has just inked a new deal with Malaysian studio Vision Animation and Australian company Moody Street Kids in order to produce 26 new half hour episodes of Transformers: Rescue Bots, which will mark the series’ second season. The new episodes are not surprising, since the franchise has garnered impressive numbers both on The Hub and in other international broadcast networks,
The production of Transformers: Rescue Bots will be done by Hasbro in the U.S., Vision in Malaysia, and Moody Street in Australia, bringing the total number of countries involved in the production to eight by the end of November . Pre-production on the Rescue Bots episodes will commence immediately and delivery is expected in mid-2014.
“We are always striving to find cutting edge talent around the world,” said Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis. “With Vision and Moody Street, we now have another team of international production partners that share our vision and understanding of the power of brands. We are most impressed with their ability to take branded entertainment and create great emotional stories.”
“Gill Carr of Moody Street Kids and I are delighted to be given the opportunity to bring the collective strengths of our studios to bear on the production of this fantastic show,” said Huoi-Seong Low, CEO of Vision Animation. “We are confident that this will be the first of many projects we will be doing together with Hasbro Studios.”