NEW YORK, NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK –
, LLC, the international content and technology company, will introduce the entertainment content market at MIPCOM to their newest animated series, a marquee property called The Wild Life. The series, which targets 8-12 year-olds, is designed to teach kids about climate change in a fun, story driven setting.
The series is produced using the companyâ€™s proprietary real time animation software, GO. Viewers are also able to use AnimtoonÂ®, FlickerLabâ€™s kid generated animation software, to make their own broadcast ready Climate Cartoons with a library of every character and prop featured in the series. The best kid generated cartoons can be shown on air with custom introductions by the showâ€™s characters – Lulu, the dreamer turkey; Alfred, the self-centered scheming rat; Socrates, the Zen master Moose; Kai, the Amazing Boy Chicken; and all the raucous residents of Windy Bottom Farms that cluck, whinny, gallop and bicker their way through life, learning about climate change on the way.
Aiming to help â€œSave the planet one cartoon at a timeâ„¢,â€? FlickerLabâ€™s twenty-six five-minute episodes each feature a three minute story driven cartoon introducing a theme such as the greenhouse effect, renewable energy, or power, along with a curriculum driven, two-minute animated Climate Cartoon on the theme.
The Wild Life has an associated online website based community where the wacky barnyard animals from the show and creative kids meet to put the fun back into caring about the environment. The site offers multi-dimensional levels of participation, including cartoons, AnimtoonÂ® software, an immersive simulation game in which animals model for humans how to reduce our carbon footprint, a media rich curricular wiki, and a wide range of engaging interactive features packed with fascinating Earth Science facts.
The Wild Life exemplifies what the FlickerLab brand is all about — using humor, technology and creative storytelling to promote important environmental and educational content. To that end, FlickerLab is working with national eco-literacy and science curriculum organizations to make the cartoons, games, activities, and other features in the show, and on the site, directly usable in a classroom setting. FlickerLabâ€™s Moss said, “We believe in creating hit shows that make a difference. Weâ€™re particularly excited about providing the tools for kids to make their own cartoons. Creating their own content on a topic is the absolute best way to learn, and frankly, kids are no longer satisfied being passive receivers of a media experience.”
The Wild Life debuted on Denmark’s TV2 in October 2009. In 2010, The Wild Life will trot into longer form, with production starting fall 2010 on forty eleven-minute episodes. These episodes will feature character driven stories with a softer curriculum around eco-literacy, climate change and earth sciences, along with associated animated shorts with deeper curricular content.
FlickerLab is also bringing to market two additional animated series. Jukebox TV is a fully automated, interactive TV show that, once it is set up, is run completely by one unmanned computer. Jukebox is comprised of 140 30-minute customizable music video shows which allow viewers to use their phones or go online to select which videos will play, vote for the hit-list and chat and comment live on screen.
The Nelly Nut Show, which includes 104 30-minute episodes, is a live animated program starring nine-year-old bundle of boundless energy, Nelly Nut and her BFF, the wise and cuddly Miss Bunny (who is neither a bunny nor a miss, but thatâ€™s a long story). Nelly and Miss Bunny play host to a wacky variety show filled with short sketches, live interviews, viewer call-ins and interactive games. The Nelly Nut Show has already been produced as daily and weekly thirty and sixty-minute television shows on BBC, ZDF Germany, Teletoon France and Fox Kids Israel, among others.
FlickerLabâ€™s GO Real Time Animation System has been used to create hundreds of hours of broadcast television throughout Europe, North America, and the Middle East, is a revolutionary digital puppet platform featuring real time performance of animated characters in any style, including 2D, 3D, and stop- motion. The GO system offers a unique, real time production solution, a full animation studio in a box.
About FlickerLab, LLC
The international FlickerLab, LLC is a triple bottom line content and technology company that has produced thousands of hours of animated, live-action and mixed media content worldwide for film, broadcast and cross platform distribution. FlickerLab is committed to using that experience, and its proprietary animation and content creation toolsets, towards producing socially and environmentally conscious media and building sustainable media brands, with a special focus on educational material.
Recent FlickerLab projects include The Wild Life, an animated series teaching middle school students about climate change; animation and graphics for Michael Mooreâ€™s last four films; thirteen hours of animated and live-action content for the newly relaunched Hooked on Phonics; Nelly Nut, the live animated talk and game show for the BBC; two animated pilots for Playhouse Disney, a highly successful viral short for Planned Parenthood; an animated campaign for Al Gore’s Repower America; award-winning animated PSA campaigns for the American Heart Association and Comedy Central; a weekly online animated show for Sports Illustrated; created and produced the animated web series This Modern World, among many others. In addition to the companyâ€™s devotion to creating animated series, it has also produced live animated game shows and a wide range of animation and gaming platforms. GO Real Time Animation is one of many unique animation and gaming tools developed by FlickerLab. Shows and games have aired on many European TV-stations including BBC, KIKA, WDR, ZDF, DR, SVT, NRK, YLE, TVI, S4C and many more.
The company’s portfolio also includes high profile work for media and entertainment companies including A&E Networks, Bravo, Discovery Home, Disney Channel, Lifetime, Lions Gate Productions, MTV, Nickelodeon, Planned Parenthood, The Cartoon Network and The WB, and product/service companies including Bassat Ogilvy, Continental Airlines, Grey Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson, McCann Erickson, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble, among many others.
For more information contact Tammy Walters at FlickerLab LLC, 7 West 18th Street, 4th floor, New York, New York 10011, phone (212) 560-9228, or
; or Tom Vedel, FlickerLab LLC at Vestergade 20C, 1456 Copenhagen, Denmark, phone +45 70 23 80 08 or
; Visit the FlickerLab website at
At MIPCOM reach Tammy on her mobile at cell at +1 (917) 860-7193; and Tom on his at +45 30 64 74 09