Turner Broadcasting has greenlit a new co-production with Synergy Media and Studio Goindol for the network’s biggest animation project in Korea.
Together, the group will develop the new comedy series Beat Monsters, following a gang of alien monsters and their search for the ultimate beat.
There will be 52 shorts and a roster of additional micro-shorts in the series.
Each episode will fuse live-action footage an CGI animation techniques and is expected to air on Turner’s portfolio of kids’ channels in Asia Pacific, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami in late 2016.
The series will also air on Cartoon Network in EMEA.
The project is currently under development with the assistance of Korea creative Content Agency.
“These fun and fresh shorts are exactly what we’re looking for as part of our International Shorts Programme,” said Mark Eyers, chief content officer for Turner’s Kids Network in Asia Pacific.
“Turner has made firm commitment to generating and supporting the production of original comedy animation right around the world, and we’re really pleased to find a likeminded and globally-focused partner in Korea.
“When it launches, Beat Monsters will deliver world-class laughs around the world from London to Lagos, and Madrid to Manila.”
Turner Asia Pacific is now working with studios and animators to produce original shorts and micro-shorts n Singapore, Taiwan, India, Australia, the US and Japan following an increase in demand for short-form content.