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Medarot Licenced by Nelvana

posted on 2001-02-22 00:14 EST
Techno Robot Battle Adventure featuring over 375 robots.

Source: UMJAMS Anime News

Nelvana, best known in anime circles for Card Captors, the highly unpopular (amongst fans of the original) adaptation of Card Captor Sakura has acquired another anime series.

Excerpts from press release:

At MIP-TV, Nelvana International will debut the futuristic Medabot: Techno Robot Battle Adventures, a high-powered action-adventure series for six- to 12-year olds, featuring over 375 robots, lots of techno wizardry and promising merchandising potential. The company holds the worldwide distribution and merchandise licensing rights (excluding Italy and Asia) to the Japanese anime series, produced by NAS/Kodansha in association with TV Tokyo. Nelvana also has North American and U.K. distribution and merchandise licensing rights to the hit CLAMP/Kodansha/NEP21-produced Cardcaptors, now airing on Kids WB and Teletoon.

Medabot tells the story of ‘’good guys'' Ikki, Metabee, Rokusho, Koji and Arika and ‘’bad guys'' Fishface, Calamari, Gillguy and Squidguts, pitted in a world where robots rule with super-charged brawn and brains, brought to life with special pieces of hardware called ‘’medallions''.

Nelvana International will also highlight the charming kids series, Pecola. Co-produced by Nelvana with Japan's Milky Cartoon and Yomiko Advertising in association with Teletoon, Pecola is the third production from Nelvana's state-of-the-art 3D facility in Toronto.


Also of note
In Japan, Nelvana's partnership with Kodansha will generate the publication of at least 10 Babar books in 2001, including a continuing serial in two of the multi-media company's consumer magazines. Babar: King of the Elephants debuts on NHK this year, and Franklin, Little Bear and Elliot Moose are now airing on Japan's TV Asahi's digital satellite channel.

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