The deal represents Singapore’s first animation co-production with Japanese partners and falls on the heels of Sparky Animation’s co-production successes.
Through an unlikely friendship between a goat and a wolf, One Stormy Night is a children’s story that explores themes about acceptance, loyalty despite differences, and highlights the message that those from different backgrounds or cultures can be accepting and develop into friends.
One Stormy Night (52 x 11) is slated to premiere on Tokyo TV in April 2012 and will be directed by Amino Tetsurou).
Written by Yuichi Kimura, One Stormy Night has sold over 3.5 million books in Japan and has been adapted into numerous formats including musicals and video games. Today’s news marks the first time the series will be made into a CG-animated television program.
Sparky Animation is teaming up with Drawiz Singapore, an animation and visual effects studio headquartered in Tokyo, to develop an original (50 x 5) CG-animated series, tentatively titled Tocori the Ghost. The story explores a boy’s growing friendship with a ghost named Tocori as they embark on different adventures together.
Drawiz Japan has chosen to set up its first overseas studio in Singapore with the aim of growing its stereoscopic 3D business and developing its original properties. Through business matching activities and product/concept showcases at MIPCOM, these companies hope to seek more co-production, investment and distribution partners to further develop these properties.