Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has signed a deal to co-produce new CGI HD series Escape Hockey, created by Enne Entertainment Studios in Spain.
Imira will also handle worldwide distribution, and will be at MIPTV seeking broadcast partners.
Aimed at six- to 12-year-olds, Escape Hockey (26 x 26 minutes) is a blend of comedy and space adventure that tells the story of Dan, who is abducted along with his friends to a prison planet named Plutonium. The only way for him to go back home is to win the great Escape Hockey Tournament.
The series will be produced in two versions, a standard television series and an interactive version which will feature the innovative gaming format Watch and Play – a system that allows the viewer watch the series and play at the same time thanks to the mini-games integrated in each chapter. Scenes incorporated in the storyline will be played out by the viewer. This will be developed with VOD, online, interactive TV and games console platforms in mind.