Popular online/trading card game, "Mix Master," which combines various themes such as combat and strategy along with fantasy and adventure, has become a popular hit in Korea and Japan attracting gamers of all ages by giving them the ability to immerse themselves in a fantasy world where they can create, customize, and trade over 200 amazing creatures called Hench.
The unique quality of this TV animated show is that it offers strong personality and comedy filled stories ‘mixed’ with all of the entertaining elements of an online/trading card game.
“Mix Master” kicked off on Nicktoons (UK) earlier this summer and is currently being broadcasted at 9:00 am on Mondays and Tuesdays. “Mix Master” was first launched show in Nicktoons as a Korean original production.
Since its launch, it has achieved a 0.25 TVR, a 1.6% share, and ranks as the eighth top show on the channel, reaching an average of 14,000 kids aged 4-15 each time it is played. Mix Master has also kicked off on Kids Central, MediaCorp TV12 Singapore and currently broadcasts at 10: 30 am on Saturdays, a golden time slot. Mix-Master also has been sold in 23 countries including US.
Also, “Psi-Kix”, a full made-for-TV 3D animation action adventure series is set to become a trendsetter for how other 3D animation projects will be produced, drawing great interest from European and American broadcasters.
The series, developed and produced by DigitalTetra Inc. (DTI) in Korea, is made up of 26 episodes, with each episode 22 minutes and 30 seconds long. Premiered first on Korea’s terrestrial broadcaster MBC in December 2006, the TV rights for the series have been sold to Malaysia to air on Radio Television Malaysia in June 2007.
“Psi-Kix” is targeted for children ages 7 to 13 and is a story about a reckless kid who becomes a fine pilot. For this project, American writer and producers such as Jeffery Scott, Walt Kubiak and Kent Butterworth were involved. It is not a typical super hero story, but one of a reckless child named Jacques who becomes a confident young pilot. The show is full of exaggerated facial expressions and cartoony actions without the typical assortment of A/A characters.
For example, the cast of characters include a hippie styled character named Dr. Grumm, a rapper called Hammer and other flamboyant characters that distinguish the show from its contemporaries. Soft illumination effects on cartoon images also help create a rich and warm presentation, adding more emotional appeal than other 3D shows currently present in the market.
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