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Press Release For Second Season Of "Wolverine And The X-Men," Schedule Update
December 04, 2008 by James Harvey
Marvel Animation Age has received a press release from Toonz Entertainment concerning the second season of Wolverine and The X-Men, as well as a schedule update.
Press Release:Marvel Animation Green lights Season 2 of All-New Wolverine and the X-Men Animated Series
Marvel Animation and Singapore-based Toonz Entertainment Pte Ltd have given an early green light to a second season of the animated television series, Wolverine and the X-Men. This on the heels of an overwhelming response at MIPCOM and the launch of Season 1 in Latin America, Canada, and Italy, the Wolverine and the X-Men animated series is set to continue its uncanny success as it expands to other international territories including the U.K. on BBC and the U.S. in January 2009 through the Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation channel. The action, adventure and drama will continue with 26 more half-hour episodes already in preproduction.
P. Jayakumar, Toonz Group’s CEO commented, “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Marvel and continue showcasing one of the most sought-after, iconic characters of all time. This second season will bring fans even more fresh and exciting stories and take us even deeper into the X-Men universe.”
Eric Rollman, Marvel’s President of Animation commented, “The response to this series has been outstanding and the decision to move forward immediately with a second season was simple. We are bringing together the same team who produced the first season and looking forward to continuing the success with all new episodes.”
About Toonz Animation
Toonz, a major provider of animation to the top US and European producers, is South Asia’s most admired animation studio and part of the international business conglomerate, Comcraft Group, based out of Geneva. Founded in 1999, Toonz’s client list includes the biggest names in media and entertainment like Marvel, Hallmark, Paramount, Disney, BBC and Cartoon Network. Toonz Animation offers its world-wide clientele end-to-end animation services including 3D animation, 2D animation (digital and traditional), Flash, Stop Motion and VFX on a full spectrum of media platforms. The Animation Magazine has heralded the company as one of the top-ten multimedia studios in the world. The sprawling, 18,000 sq ft state-of-the-art studio is based in the electronic city of Technopark in Trivandrum. Over 500 artists work in this facility staffed with top creative professionals from across the world, including Philippines, Singapore, Canada, USA and India.
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.
On a related note, the Canadian network YTV has also informed Marvel Animation Age that Wolverine And The X-Men will be pre-empted for the entire month of December due to special holiday programming. Wolverine and The X-Men will return to the network in January 2009 with new episodes.
Stay tuned for further Wolverine And The X-Men updates.
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