This week, at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, Digital Dimension unveiled two internally designed intellectual properties: Improbable Pirate Adventures, a 52-episode series of 11 minutes, and Time Travelling Caveman Scientist a second TV series consisting of 78 episodes of 7 minutes.
Improbable Pirate Adventures is a character-driven slapstick comedy where you are invited to join a 9-year-old orphan girl, a human-sized Parrot Captain, and a runaway theme park animatronic who travel the modern city making big deals out of little things while living the pirate life to the fullest. Living aboard the Sea Ravager, their pirate ship and treehouse, Captain Krackers and his crew have a glorious time with no parents, no schedule and complete freedom.
Time Travelling Caveman Scientist teleport us in 355 000 BC, where Montgomery is the most famous and prolific inventor of his generation. His cavepeers owe him such breakthrough discoveries as the wooden stick, the rock, and fire. The next logical step in the invention ladder: Time Travel. Looking for food to feed his family, Monty travels to a different time period every day. One day he might appear in the roaring 20’s in Chicago, while the next he will make a visit to ancient Egypt. Along with his wife and brother, he sometimes bumps into a famous person, and their encounter leads to a great moment in history.
These two series will be produced in the Unreal 4 game engine, an expertise developed by Digital Dimension. Zafari, another 3D animated series of 52 episodes of 11 minutes using the same technology is currently in production in their studio. “Unreal 4 technology gives us with the ability to produce linear and interactive content, enabling us to deliver high-quality content on both traditional and emerging media,” says Louis-Simon Ménard, President and CEO of Digital Dimension.
“It is very exciting to present for the first time the projects we developed internally in a festival as important as Annecy,” says Guy Harvey, Minister of Content at Digital Dimension. “The answer is already very positive for Improbable Pirate Adventures and Time Travelling Caveman Scientist, the coming months will be significant for our current and future productions,” concludes Mr. Harvey.
Digital Dimension is also taking time at the Annecy Animated Film Festival to represent two other 78-episode of 7-minute television projects on which the company acts as co-producer.