The 13×22 series tells the story of two boys who bring an anime character from a fantasy card game to life and pass him off as an exchange student, but he wreaks havoc amongst his western styled animated world. Attempts to return him back to the game result in even more anime characters being released with disastrous results. The series tagline is: “300 super-powered cards. Two different worlds. One crazy adventure.”
The series from Bogan Entertainment Solutions will air in 2015.
“Since the very early days at Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific we have produced local content,” says Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer. “Exchange Student Zero confirms our continued commitment to producing exclusive and compelling creator-driven local content with export potential.”
The show’s director, Patrick Crawley, from BES adds: “It’s fantastic that we’ll be able to turn this character-driven, inter-dimensional story into a complete Cartoon Network series. Our Australian animation creative team is a formidable talent and we’re thrilled to have the chance to work with an international broadcaster to bring Exchange Student Zero to a global audience.”
Another new project in the pipeline also from BES is the TV special Monster Beach (1×70’).
It tells the story about surfing, scary locals and two kids battling to save their worst nightmare. Silas Hickey, Turner’s Creative Director – Animation, based in Hong Kong, is executive producer for both productions.