Cartoon Network EMEA Picks Up First Danish Series, ‘Prince Ivandoe’
Cartoon Network EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) will launch a new series in 2017: The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, created by Danish animators Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg.
Prince Ivandoe is comprised of 10 three-minute episodes that follow the adventure of young forest prince Ivandoe, whose father, The Mighty Stag, has sent him on a mission to reclaim a magical Golden Feather from the Eagle King.
Christian Bøving-Andersen and Wallberg are both 2012 grads of The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Demark, and worked on Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball in London. Ivandoe is being produced by Copenhagen-based Sun Creature Studio (The Reward: Tales of Alethrion), making it one of the few Cartoon Network series produced in Europe, and CN’s first produced in Denmark. Co-funding was provided by the Danish Public Service Fund. (The pilot episode for the series was produced by Copenhagen Bombay.)
The project is set to launch as both a linear series and an interactive online experience that allows viewers to join the quest of Prince Ivandoe and his bird buddy, Bert. “The story and style present us with a great opportunity to introduce this new IP in a non-traditional way, with a host of interactive digital elements that will allow kids to get to know the hilarious and lovable characters by questing along with them,” said Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer at Turner EMEA.
“It’s been so much fun to work with Cartoon Network and the dedicated team at Sun Creature Studio developing what started as a small idea in East London into 10 actual episodes produced here in Copenhagen,” added creators Bøving-Andersen and Wallberg. “We are very happy and proud of the result and we really hope that the kids out there will love questing with Ivandoe just as much as we do.”