Tiny Island’s Dream Defenders to air on 3net on 25th September, 2011
3net has acquired 3D version broadcast rights, licensing and merchandising rights to Tiny Island’s Dream Defenders for the US territory. Dream Defenders’ will debut as part of a primetime special on Sunday September 25 that will lead up to the launch of the weekend programming block of 3net, named Three Dee Kids, on October 1.
Talking to Animation Xpress Asia Pacific about the deal between Tiny Island and 3net, David Kwok, CEO, Tiny Island Productions said, “The 3D stereo version of Dream Defenders was introduced to good market reviews at MIPCOM 2010. 3net was actively sourcing for premium 3D stereo animated content for the launch of its 3D kids block on its 24/7 3D channel, so it was an excellent buyer and seller match’.
Zane and Zoey, twins and rivals are the “Dream Defenders” (26x30min eps) - the last line of defense between the Real World and the nightmare creatures of the Dreamworlds. Controlled by the evil Icela, ruler of Dreamworld, the nightmares have come to life and are threatening to break through and take control. Only Zane and Zoey, and their supercomputer Zeus, stand in Icela's way.
The series is based on original concepts by Tiny Island Productions and produced at the Singapore based studio. The writing team is supervised by industry veterans Eric and Julia Lewald, who have been showrunners together or individually on 14 series, including X-Men: The Animated Series and Young Hercules.
Besides the continued worldwide distribution for the series, ongoing plans for Dream Defenders include a special theatrical feature, global licensing and merchandising rollout. Currently discussions are underway with film producers in the US for the production of 2 feature films.