Mexico’s Demente Animation has signed a production deal with Masked Republic, the San Diego-based entertainment company best known for its lucha libre wrestling matches (pictured).
Demente will focus on kids, making animated TV series and animation for interactive games. All content will be based on Masked Republic’s original IPs and luchadore wrestlers, and the first series to come out of the initiative will target six- to 12-year-olds.
Masked Republic itself is currently working on five kids TV series, says president and COO Kevin Kleinrock.
The lucha libre scene appears to be a growing trend in kids content right now. French animation company Vivement Lundi! is also working on a series about Mexican wrestling; Super-Lucha is a stop-motion/2D-animated hybrid for kids ages six to 10.