Cartoon Saloon, the Kilkenny, Ireland-based studio responsible for The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, has publicly revealed the pitch trailer for a kids’ series in development called Ellie the Ace. The trailer was presented last September at the TV series co-production conference Cartoon Forum.
Created and developed by Louise Bagnall (Late Night Work Club, The Amazing World of Gumball, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja), the series follows the adventures of a ten-year-old explorer and pilot named Ellie who lives in a town of floating sky-islands called Lockhart.
Both Disney and Irish broadcaster RTE have expressed interest in the series, which is budgeted at €4.5 million ($5.1 million). In line with current industry trends, the series is being conceived for multiple platforms including TV, mobile, tablet, and Internet.