April 6, 2018
New series being developed in collaboration with Oktobor Animation and Playmates Toys.
Nelvana has given the greenlight to “Mech Mice,” a new animated action-comedy series for children.
The CG series will be developed and produced in partnership with Oktobor Animation and Playmates Toys and will bow in 2017.
Playmates Toys will act as the global master toy partner for the brand.
“We’re thrilled to announce this array of partnerships that benefits from Oktobor Animation’s world class capability, Playmates Toys’ strength and history of success and Lance Priebe’s industry-leading digital gaming expertise,” says Scott Dyer, president, Nelvana. “Kids will love the high stakes adventures, robust storytelling and hilariously funny characters found within the ‘Mech Mice’ world.”
“Mech Mice” follows the adventures of Scratch Whitepaw, a young mouse, and his squad of heroic, mechanically powered mice as they defend their way of life and face down natural predators and the Dark Union’s evil army of cybernetically enhanced mutant bugs.
The series, which was created by Oktobor’s Dan Wang and Chris Waters, is an originally from the mind of Lance Priebe, creator of Disney’s Club Penguin and founder of digital gaming studio Hyper Hippo. Priebe will oversee development of web and mobile games based on the series.
“We are very excited to be working with such industry veterans as Nelvana and Oktobor Animation for this truly unique, one-of-a-kind property,” says Thomas Chan, chief executive officer, Playmates Toys. “'Mech Mice' provides a number of unique opportunities to create a highly interactive line of toys that will allow kids to bring ‘Mech Mice’ to life through their own creative high-octane adventures.”
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