Epic Story Media Gets Animated with Two New Co-Productions DOLPH-N-FINCE and HALEY & THE HERO HEART debuts at MIPCOM | The Fan Carpet

Epic Story Media Gets Animated with Two New Co-Productions DOLPH-N-FINCE and HALEY & THE HERO HEART debuts at MIPCOM


15 October 2018

Dolph-N-Fince is a co-production with Canadian independent Neptoon Studios, headed by award-winning Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton (Looped, Grojband, Sidekick) and Paris-based Samka Animation (Jamie’s Got Tentacles, The Marsupilami, The Sisters). Aimed at children aged 5-12, Dolph-N-Fince (52 x 11’) is a ‘fish out of water’ comedy about dolphin brothers who leave the ocean forever to live on land as guardians of Ocean King’s rebellious teenage daughter.

Haley & The Hero Heart is a co-production with Mowrer Meta-Story, headed by Kevin Mowrer. Aimed at girls aged 4-8, the 52 x 11’ series follows the adventures and life of Haley Commett, a young girl just turning 7 years old.

ESM will maintain global rights for distribution and merchandise management for both Haley & The Hero Heart alongside Dolph-N-Fince.

Ken Faier’s independent production company Epic Story Media (ESM) has signed major co-production agreements for two new animated series

Dolph-N-Fince and Haley & The Hero Heart, which both make their international debut at MIPCOM. The deals follow ESM’s recent investment from Vancouver-based production and finance entity BRON Ventures.

Dolph-N-Fince is a co-production with Canadian independent Neptoon Studios, headed by award-winning Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton (Looped, Grojband, Sidekick) and Paris-based Samka Animation (Jamie’s Got Tentacles, The Marsupilami, The Sisters).

 

 

Aimed at children aged 5-12, Dolph-N-Fince (52 x 11’) is a ‘fish out of water’ comedy about dolphin brothers who leave the ocean forever to live on land as guardians of Ocean King’s rebellious teenage daughter. The boys’ over-the-top personalities lead to crazy misadventures that always put Coral in the danger zone. If they blow this, their freedom and dolphin souls are “on the line”.

Haley & The Hero Heart is a co-production with Mowrer Meta-Story, headed by Kevin Mowrer. Aimed at girls aged 4-8, the 52 x 11’ series follows the adventures and life of Haley Commett, a young girl just turning 7 years old. Haley is a girl with an extra helping of emotions that often get her into trouble. This all changes for Haley when she is handed down a magical bracelet from her mother, The Hero Heart, which allows her to channel her feelings and transform into a helping hero. With each issue faced, The Hero Heart transforms Haley’s world into a big adventure which will help everyone grow up a little more along the way.

Ken Faier says “ESM’s raison d’etre is to work with creative companies to build creator driven kids’ franchsies. These first two co-productions are a perfect example of the projects we will be producing – creative, fun, distinctive animation with a global appeal. We look forward to securing broadcast deals at MIPCOM”.

ESM will maintain global rights for distribution and merchandise management for both Haley & The Hero Heart alongside Dolph-N-Fince. For more details on available content and upcoming productions, visit Epic Story Media.

About Epic Story Media
Ken Faier launched Epic Story Media in 2017 to put creators at the centre of compelling and engaging franchises for kids. In 2018 ESM secured strategic investment from Vancouver-based production and finance entity Bron Ventures.

Ken previously served as SVP and GM and then SVP and executive producer for DHX Media following DHX’s acquisition of Nerd Corps Entertainment, where Ken served as El Presidente for over 10 years. Faier also purchased DHX’s interactive division which operates as a subsidiary under the name Epic Story Interactive.

Faier also continues to work with DHX Media as an Executive Producer on Mega Man for Cartoon Network, Massive Monster Mayhem for Nickelodeon and The Deep, which is airing globally on Netflix, CBBC and Super RTL.

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