The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Reel Rock GSW Animation Limited, a Jamaican animation company, has announced that it will be co-producing a cartoon series aired on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.
Reel Rock has secured a contract with Imira Entertainment of Spain to co-produce 52 episodes for the second season of Lucky Fred. The cartoon series is currently distributed to more than 160 territories around the world, according to a news release.
Reel Rock is part of a five-country partnership for the Lucky Fred project, the others being Italy, Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg.
“The global animation industry is estimated at more than US$200 billion (J$22 trillion), with most segments growing at a rate of seven per cent per annum and we are pleased to be a part of this,” the release quoted Wayne Sinclair, chief executive officer of Reel Rock as saying.
According to the Lucky Fred website, “Fred Luckpuig is a high-school freshman, upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic. An impulsive and social guy, like most 15-year-olds Fred prefers to take the easy way, or the coolest way, when it comes to solving difficult problems, especially if they involve school.”
His best friend in this futuristic cartoon is a transformer robot called Friday, while his neighbour is a secret agent.
Under the terms of the agreement, Reel Rock will receive a percentage of the ownership of the global intellectual property rights of the project together with the other partner countries.
Congratulations Reel Rock.