|‘Guardian Force’ tween series returns|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Monday, 23 February 2009 02:25 PM America/New_York|
A successful animation series for tweens returns next month after a near-two-year hiatus, buoyed by a recent string of big-screen superhero movies that promise heightened interest for the new "Guardian Force" release.
Releasing March 17, Angel Wars: The Messengers finds members of the Guardian Force brotherhood of angels once again battling agents of darkness, in the fourth animated installment from TeleStoryToons.
Running 90 minutes--compared to the three previous half-hour installments, which sold a total of 400,000 units--the film unfolds in five episodes, centering on junior angels Kira and Eli as they strive to bring hope back to The Dark City.
Made on a $1 million budget by an international team of animators in partnership with Huhu Studios in New Zealand--where "Hermie & Friends" has also been created- Angel Wars targets a group that creator Chris Waters says is largely overlooked, 5- to 11-year-olds.
Read more in the March 9 issue of Christian Retailing.