Developer Zeptolab has launched a new series of animated shorts based on its gigantically popular app puzzler Cut the Rope.
‘Om Nom Stories’ sees the loveable character from the game brought to life in a production that looks like it's a mix of live action and cartoony animation.
The first short, 'Strange Delivery', is available to watch on Zeptolab’s YouTube account, and fans will also be able to watch the game via an embedded video player in the apps Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope: Experiments.
But anyway, rather than reading about it, why don’t you watch it? Here it is below:
Series 1 will be ten episodes long and will run through to spring 2013. Season 2 is already in the works and Zeptolab wants to release 40 more episodes next year.
“We are constantly amazed by the fans of Cut the Rope and just how much they love the character of Om Nom. They create their own costumes and videos and design cakes and homemade crafts all based on him,” said Semyon Voinov, co-founder and creative director at ZeptoLab.
ITV Global Studios Entertainment has the European licensing rights to Cut the Rope.
“We wanted to bring him to life in new ways and show fans more about who he is and where he comes from. We can’t wait to give our fans even more opportunities to engage with Om Nom as we bring him to life even more through this new animated series.”
Misha Lyalin, CEO, ZeptoLab, said: “In the last two years since we launched Cut the Rope, we’ve seen constant growth of our active user base, showing us that there’s a huge appetite out there for more content whether in the form of new level packs or other exciting initiatives.
“This new animation series will allow us to bring this new content to users on any platform, any device and any screen they choose as fans can watch episodes on YouTube, from within our games, or even in their local movie theaters through a recent partnership. We want to be where our audience is and bringing “Om Nom Stories” to consumers around the world shows just that.”
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