DHX Media is moving forward with animated series Supernoobs, which was originally commissioned by Canadian broadcaster Teletoon and has since been acquired by Cartoon Network in the United States.
Supernoobs is a 2d animated kids comedy which is targeted at 6-11 year olds. The series (26 x 30/52 x 11) follows four 12-year-old best-friends – Kevin, Tyler, Shope, and the Roach – who no longer have to just survive the harrowing hallways of middle school, but have to survive microcosmic assassins who infect earthlings and are bent on destroying both them and the Earth.
The animated entry was created by Scott Fellows, who was also behind DHX Media’s successful kids series Johnny Test. Supernoobs is being produced out of DHX Media’s studio in Vancouver, with Michael Hirsh, Steven DeNure, Loris Lunsford and Kirsten Newlands serving as executive producers. The company retains the global television, licensing and merchandising rights to the series, with the exception of first-window broadcast rights in the US and Canada.
“We are very happy to be collaborating on a new Scott Fellows project on our animated slate, following the success of Johnny Test”, said Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media. “The commitment of Teletoon and Cartoon Network US is testament to his creative talent. Supernoobs is no doubt another significant addition to our line-up.”
While series creator Scott Fellows added: “After the success of Johnny Test in Canada and internationally, I’m thrilled to have Supernoobs in production. DHX Media has assembled an all-star staff of truly funny and creative people, all with the same like-minded goal: to make kids laugh – a lot!”