Spanish broadcaster TVE is set to co-produce new 3-D animated series, Escape Hockey, alongside Imira Entertainment and Enne Entertainment.
Aimed at six- to 12-year-olds and created by Enne Entertainment, Escape Hockey (26 x 26-minutes) tells the story of Dan, who is abducted along with his friends and lands on a planet named Plutonium. The only way for him to go back home is to win the Great Escape Hockey Tournament, the biggest sporting event in the galaxy.
The series will be produced as a standard television series as well as an interactive version, which will feature the gaming format Watch and Play, which is a system that allows viewers to watch the series and play at the same time, thanks to the mini-games integrated into each chapter. Scenes incorporated in the storyline will be played out by the viewer.
The new feature will be developed with VOD, online, interactive TV and games console platforms in mind. These videogames will also allow TVE to develop the interactive potential of its web offering surrounding the series.
Imira is also handling worldwide sales for the show, and will be at MIPCOM seeking presales and further co-production partnerships with international broadcasters.