Toronto, Canada − Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is thrilled to announce that an array of industry-leading partners have joined forces on the brand-new, wholly original Girls Action series, Mysticons, which will make its global debut in 2017.
Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons, while Nickelodeon will serve as the global broadcast partner, including in the U.S. Nelvana Studio is actively developing the franchise and will begin production of the series later this year, working closely with the core group of partners including The Topps Company, which was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007. Mysticons is written by veteran kids series writer Sean Jara (RedaKai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, The League of Super Evil, Naturally Sadie).
“We’re incredibly excited to have this group of A-list partners join us on our Mysticons adventure,” said Andrew Kerr, Co-Head, Nelvana. “We’re thrilled to be at the leading edge of this new genre, and collaborating with world-class brand partners like Nickelodeon, The Topps Company and Playmates on Mysticons gives us every confidence in the franchise’s future success.”
“I am very pleased that Topps is working with Nelvana to bring Mysticons to animated life” said Michael Eisner, Founder of The Tornante Company and principle owner of Topps. “We are all excited to be partners with Nickelodeon and Playmates as we move forward.”
“We are delighted at the opportunity to work with Nelvana on this breakthrough new franchise for girls, as well as expand our partnership with Nickelodeon, with whom we are continuing to build on the tremendous success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, said Thomas Chan, CEO, Playmates Toys. “We look forward to collaborating with all of our partners on Mysticons to develop an innovative toy line that brings the adventure of the series to life.”
Mysticons is being developed as a half-hour, animated Girls Action series targeting girls aged 6+. The series tells the epic tale of four girls who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to find a magic tome known as the Codex. They must reach the Codex before Necrafa, the Queen of the Undead, gets to it first and uses it to spread darkness and destruction. The Mysticons come from different walks of life, from princess to street kid, but are brought together by fate to save the world. With their incredible magical weapons and abilities, our masked Mysticons are modern day heroines.
The series is executive produced by Michael Eisner and Noel Bright for The Topps Company and Corus Entertainment’s Doug Murphy, Colin Bohm and Irene Weibel.