Disney EMEA’s London-based production hub has started production in Ireland on a new action-packed animated comedy, Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja.
The series is set to premiere globally on Disney XD from autumn 2012 and air in more than 129 countries worldwide. Disney has commissioned animation company Boulder Media in Dublin, Ireland and Titmouse in L.A. to produce the animated 52 x 11-minute series for Disney XD.
Boulder Media is handling the series from animation through to post-production and has already hired 50 additional artists and animators to work on the project for its two year duration. Titmouse is leading the pre-production creative for the series.
The series follows the fast-paced adventures of unlikely hero Randy Cunningham who, armed with his magic demon fibre suit, the teachings of the Ninja-ing (an-800 year-old Ninja guide for dummies) and his best buddy, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction. Each episode follows Randy and his best buddy Howard as they navigate everyday teenage life at High School while taking on monsters and madmen bent on freeing an evil 800 year old Sorcerer imprisoned beneath Norrisville High by the original ninja and guarded ever since by Randy’s predecessors.
Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja stars the voices of Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation, House of Lies, Everybody’s Fine), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spamalot, Charlie’s Angels), and Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation).