Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new partnership with Paris-based animation studio Technicolor Animation Productions for a CGI animated television series based on Playstation exclusive video games series Sly Cooper.
Global distribution – along with licensing and merchandising rights – will be managed by PGS, the privately-owned investment family group with headquarters in Hong Kong, dedicated to the brand management of intellectual property in the kids’ entertainment space.
Sly Cooper first hit consoles in 2002 appearing exclusively on Playstation 2, with two sequels coming to the system. A fourth entry to the franchise was released on the Playstation 3 along with an updated HD collection of the original three games which also came to Sony's short-lived handheld the Playstation Vita.
“As a big fan of the Sly Cooper franchise, we are thrilled to embark on this new adventure with PlayStation,” said Sandrine Nguyen, managing director, Technicolor Animation Productions. “Sly Cooper’s colorful characters and rich storylines are a perfect fit for television. There is no doubt that teenagers will be happy to rediscover their beloved game as a series, while younger kids will be charmed by the debonair raccoon and his exciting universe.”
“Capturing the hearts of gamers everywhere when it debuted on PlayStation 2 15 years ago, Sly Cooper is one of PlayStation’s most iconic franchises,” added Asad Qizilbash, senior director, First Party Games Marketing. “We are thrilled to be working with Technicolor Animation and PGS to bring Sly and the gang to life on the small screen for a whole new generation of fans to enjoy.”