VEGAS 2011: Nerd Corps strikes Disney XD deal

New boys action franchise, Slugterrainea, heads to Disney XD channels.
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The 39 x 22 minutes 3D animated HD series is set for release in 2012 and is currently in development.

Nerd Corps has signed up industry veterans Juli Boylan, Mark Matheny and Peter Maule to assist the team with its retail and merchandising strategy and help launch the show at Licensing Expo.

Boylan hails from Sony Consumer Products, where she was SVP of global licensing, following a stint at WBCP. Matheny was president and CEO of Global Brands Group, after also spending many years at WBCP. Maule was VP Worldwide Home Entertainment and Digital Media and Licensing: The Americas at Corus Entertainment.

Ace Fipke, CEO and supreme commander, Nerd Corps and series creator, explained about the series: "It’s just a great fantasy world to spend time in. There’s comedy, there’s excitement and battle, and on top of that you have an arsenal of live ammo—little slug buddies that you get to shoot out of high powered slingers. And they magically transform into ferocious battle beasts to help you beat the bad guy. What more could a kid want?”

Ken Faier, el presidente, Nerd Corps Entertainment, added, “Disney XD has seen considerable increases year on year since they launched, and we’re very excited that they are so on‐board and recognise the potential for this show to have a massive appeal, one that we believe will reach beyond television. The world is deep and rich, and most importantly, fun.

"We know kids are going to want to enter this world and learn how to slug it out everywhere they can.”

Nerd Corps is in discussions with a number of potential partners in the hope to extend the brand into a number of categories including toys, interactive, publishing and other long‐lead categories.

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