Slapstick Meets Spooky
HAtlantyca Entertainment plans a splashy launch for a new animated series based on
a book series that mixes monsters and comedy.
aving started out as a book series for Italian trans-media company Atlantyca Entertainment, Bat Pat is poised to make the leap into an animated series with a splashy debut planned for this year’s MIPCOM.
The 2D series follows the spooky and comical adventures of a talking bat, Bat Pat, and the Silver siblings — Martin, Leo and Rebecca — as they unravel mysteries and cross paths with supernatural creatures of the night in the quirky town of Fogville.
During their adventures our heroes come to understand something important that puts a different twist on the series: the supernatural “bad guys” ( ogres, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, ghosts) are not really evil — their actions are simply misunderstood by the people of Fogville.
The series is co-produced with Imira Entertainment and Mondo TV is a studio partner with the participation of Rai Fiction and RTVE and broadcast deals have been secured with Rai Fiction, TVE and VRT.
“The main concept is monsters who are not monsters and the message is that if you are different, in this case a supernatural creature, it doesn’t mean you are bad,” says executive producer Caterina Vacchi.
he defining event for the licensing and merchandising industry kicks off once again at London’s Olympia Oct. 13-15. IP creators, brand managers and potential partners will converge on the hall to shop for new opportunities, soak up some expertise from the professionals, toast the year’s top performers and most promising newcomers and, of course, try to avoid being trampled by out-of-work actors during the massive Character Parade. ( brandlicensing.eu)