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Saturday Animation to Develop ‘Chase and CATCH’ with Unreal Pipeline

Saturday Animation Studio announces its first original animated action series for global distribution; CGI show being produced using DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology.

a subsidiary of Montreal-based Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG), has announced the development of its first original animated series, Chase and CATCH, an animated action-comedy series for global distribution. The series (13 x 22”), targets boys age 7+ and will be produced in UHD CGI utilizing DDEG’s proprietary real-time pipeline based on Epic’s Unreal Engine.

In Chase and CATCH, wunderkind teenager, Kenzo Chase, joins the futuristic Vivacity police force where he must learn to work as a team with his strait-laced, prototype robot partner CATCH. Together they strive to crack the clues that will dismantle a diabolical outlaw syndicate led by the notoriety-starved Brainwreck and his VANISH crew and prevent them from bringing chaos to the chrome-filled, slick streets of Vivacity.

Franchise management agency, Cookbook Media will develop and implement an international distribution strategy to include content, consumer products, publishing, and digital activations.

“Inspired by classic 1980s cartoons, Chase and CATCH is a high-speed story about brotherhood, collaboration, belonging, and carving your own path,” commented DDEG CCO and showrunner Fred Faubert. “Boasting tech-enhanced high-octane thrills and next-gen gadgetry, we are confident that boys the world over will be clamoring to join Chase and CATCH on their adventures.”

“By producing the series on the Unreal Engine, we can bring entire story worlds and their characters to life across multiple dimensions – from content to toys to video games,” added CEO and showrunner Louis-Simon Ménard. “Chase and CATCH is the first of several original IP we plan to bring to market in the coming year.”

“We immediately fell in love with Chase and CATCH as it has all of the elements to appeal to boys’ love of action-adventure-comedy, heroic characters, robots, vehicles, and gadgets,” stated Cookbook Media’s Claudia Scott Hansen and Rob Bencal. “We’re excited to be creative partners with DDEG and Saturday Animation Studio at the early stages of development to work with the studio on creating a recipe for success for this amazing new property that has high commercial appeal.”

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