Legend Quest Creators To Develop And Produce Adult Animated Television Series Based On IDW Publishing’s Brutal Nature Comic
SAN DIEGO/LOS ANGELES, CA (August 4, 2022) – IDW (NYSE American: IDW), a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms, today announced a development deal with Ánima (Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires, Legend Quest, Space Chickens in Space), the leading animation studio in Latin America, with operations based in Mexico City, Madrid, Canary Islands and Buenos Aires. Under the partnership, the team will develop and produce an adult animated television series based on IDW Publishing’s Brutal Nature comic books.
“We’ve always been big fans of what Ánima has been doing in the animation space, so we are thrilled with their passion for partnering on Brutal Nature,” said Paul Davidson, Executive Vice President IDW Entertainment (IDWE). “Their sensibilities will truly expand the amazing world that Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti created.”
“Working with IDW to develop such a unique project is really exciting,” added José C. García de Letona, COO at Ánima. “Brutal Nature will help us keep building up high quality stories with a Latin sensibility that can be enjoyed all over the world and we can’t think of a better partner to achieve it.”
Created by Saracino and Olivetti and produced by Fernando De Fuentes S and José C. García de Letona, alongside the IDW team, Brutal Nature is about a collection of masks that transforms a young man into innumerable beasts and monsters.
With a growing slate of projects in development for 2022, IDWE continues to produce the Netflix hit Locke & Key; its third and final season drops August 10th. In addition, IDWE’s newest Apple TV+ series, Surfside Girls (based on the Kim Dwinell Top Shelf graphic novels) debuts on August 19th, 2022.
Currently celebrating its 20th year in business as a leading animation studio in Latin America and recognized as a global player in the animation industry, Ánima creates, produces, and manages high-quality entertainment brands and develops original projects for kids and the entire family. It’s latest project “Aztec Batman, Clash of Empires” was announced in partnership with HBO Max and WB Animation while others like “Cleo & Cuquin”, “Brave Bunnies” and “Space Chickens in Space” keep entertaining audiences around the world.
IDW (NYSE American: IDW), is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment segments holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise and other forms of entertainment.
Formed in 2002, Ánima is a family entertainment company, headquartered in Mexico City, with studios in Madrid, Canary Islands, and Buenos Aires. Specializing in 2D and CGI animation, the company creates, produces, and manages high-quality entertainment brands and develops original projects for kids and the entire family. The studio prides itself by creating IP’s with universal appeal that have a Latin heart and sensibility. Starting with just three projects, today Ánima has in its library 22 animated features, nine series totaling more than 572 episodes, as well as a digital network with over 42 million subscribers. Top titles in their catalogue include Top Cat, the Movie which broke box office records along the way, something never before managed by a Latin American film; the movie saga Las Leyendas which has become the most successful saga in LATAM with five films-to-date; top-rated television series El Chavo; Cleo & Cuquin, the most successful Spanish language television series and channel for preschoolers on YouTube; co-productions like Space Chickens in Space with Disney and Legend Quest and Legend Quest: Masters of Myth with Netflix. Legend Quest marked the first Netflix original animated series to come from a non-English speaking country.