IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES
HITS THE SMALL SCREEN AROUND THE WORLD
A 26 half-hour HD CGI series developed by Method Animation in co-production with the US's Marvel Animation, Iron Man: Armored Adventures will be making its small-screen debut across the world in 2009.
PGS have taken Iron Man: Armored Adventures, based on the popular Marvel Super Hero, Iron Man, to the international marketplace, and the series is set to air back on screens all over the world this year including; Nicktoons (USA), Teletoon (Canada), ABC (Australia), France 2 (France), Rai Gulp (Italy), Jetix (UK, France, Spain, Nordics, Eastern Europe and Latin America), Globo (Brazil), Televisa (Mexico), CTC (Russia), Cartoon Network (Asia) and Orlando Kids (Ex-Yugoslavia).
Iron Man: Armored Adventures centers on teenager Tony Stark, heir to a billion-dollar corporation. Tony lives a life of luxury, free to pursue his chief interests - seeking extreme thrills, solving scientific mysteries and creating mind-boggling inventions. But everything goes horribly wrong when a tragic accident robs Tony of his father and nearly costs him his own life. Now dependent on his own impressive technology for survival and dedicated to battling corruption, Tony must reconcile the pressure of teenage life with duties of a Super Hero. Inside his remarkable invention - an armor-plated suit - Tony Stark is geared for high-speed flight, high-tech battles and high-octane adventure!
Philippe Soutter, MD of PGS Entertainment said, "This brilliant series presents Iron Man as a teenager, which appeals to an even wider range of broadcasters worldwide. With the strong ratings which the show generated from its premiere airings in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada, we are very enthusiastic about presenting Iron Man: Armored Adventures to the broadcast marketplace Cannes in October."
Eric S. Rollman, President of Marvel Animation added, "Iron Man: Armored Adventures is a vital part of Marvel's Iron Man brand as it broadens the dimensions of the characters by making them more accessible to a younger audience while respecting the core characteristics for the hard core fans. The incredible visuals and high quality CGI production in this series are a rare treat for any viewer and the ratings support that enthusiasm."
Aton Soumache, Chairman and CEO of Method Animation commented, "It has really been an honor to produce a show based on such an iconic character. We worked hard to deliver the very best superhero to the screen - pushing the boundaries of HD CGI to create a high-octane show packed with truly breathtaking action sequences. We are looking forward to following its continued success."
About PGS Entertainment
Founded in 2008 by Philippe Soutter, PGS Entertainment is an international distribution company specialising high profile programs for the children's and family markets. Key new properties include; Iron Man: Armored Adventures from Method and Marvel; The Little Prince of Saint-Exupery from Method; I.N.K from Samka; The Marsupilami: Hooba Hooba Hop! from Marsu Productions and Samka; League Of Super Evil from Nerd Corps Entertainment; Toobo from InteractiFactory, and George & Barbra from Moving Puppet. Find out more about the company and our latest shows at www.pgsentertainment.com
About Method Animation
Method Animation is one of the top producers of 3D-CGI animation series in Europe. As a multi-award winning animation concept and content creation company, Method Animation produces in-house innovative and ambitious concepts of 3D-CGI animation series for a large number of international broadcasters including Nickelodeon, BBC, ITV, France Televisions, M6, ABC Australia among others. The company has also developed series of adaptations of renowned intellectual properties, either for or in collaboration with major partners, for example Iron Man (in coproduction with Marvel), Pinky & Perky (currently broadcast on the BBC) and Little Nick (co-production with M6 Studio). Among its most recent projects Method is now in production on new adventures of The Little Prince.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.