French prodco Chouette (Droners) has partnered with African video game studio Kiro’o Games to co-produce a new animated TV series based on the gaming studio’s fantasy/action title Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan (pictured).
Production on the 10 x 22-minute series is to be split between Chouette’s Paris studio and Kiro’o’s home base in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Chouette will handle animation, while Kiroo primarily focuses on writing and concept art.
Aurion targets kids ages eight and up. The show will likely be 2D-animated with some 3D backgrounds, according to Kiroo, though details were still being finalized.
Like the 2016 role-playing video game it’s based on, the series is inspired by African culture, myths and traditions. The game tells the story of a young king and queen who set off on a journey in a battle against the king’s evil brother-in-law. The title is the first-ever video game released from a Cameroon-based company, and is available on Steam.
Parisian kids and family distribution outfit Mounia Aram Company (The Adventures of Kam Kam) will handle distribution and licensing for the series. The producers are currently looking for broadcast partners, as well as master toy and publishing deals.