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Nelvana and Funimation to Co-Release Anime

posted on 2004-10-21 12:41 EDT
Panda adventure to be produced in Japan

Nelvana has announced at MIPCOM 2004 that, along with Funimation, they will be releasing a 26-episode anime series jointly co-produced by Fuji Creative Corporation, Planet Inc and Tvbean.

The as-of-yet unnamed show will be aimed at kids aged six to eleven years old.

Funimation and Nelvana will jointly handle distribution, sales and merchandising outside of Asia.

Excerpts from Press Release:
“The panda is an animal that is globally recognizable and irresistibly adorable. With the panda as our platform, we have illustrated a story of adventure, courage and love which we anticipate will be universally enjoyed,” said Chauven Tarng, C.E.O of Tvbean Co. Ltd., creators of the property.

A co-production with Fuji Creative Corporation, Planet Inc. and Tvbean, the 26 x 30-minute series (title TBD) is a panda-centric epic adventure set in a fantastical world. Through a twist of fate, mild-mannered panda Toby is plucked from obscurity and charged with the task of saving his planet. Toby must lead a group of Pandalians on a quest to recover the seven Beans of Power and outsmart scheming rival Kul to win the heart of the aptly named Love.

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