Nelvana partners with Wexworks, Dentsu and OLM on D.N.Ace

Nelvana has greenlit a new animated series heading to Teletoon called D.N.Ace. The show is from the mind of Matthew Wexler, who previously worked at Spin Master on Bakugan (which Nelvana co-produced), Tenkai Knights and Paw Patrol. His Toronto-based company, Wexworks Media, created the concept and he’ll remain onboard as the executive producer.

The series follows curious, adventure-loving, mischief-making, proudly nerdy, 12-year-old Ace Ripley who suddenly learns he holds an incredible ability to manipulate DNA by fusing the genes of a living thing with any other thing, to create something entirely new. The hero-in-the-making uses his newfound power to create ridiculous, amazing, and even terrifying mash-ed up creatures, and tries to save his town from total chaos while trying to have the time of his life.

The show will be aimed at children 6-9 and consist of 80 eleven minute episodes (distributed as 40 twenty-two minute episodes). Voice recording is currently underway in Toronto and expected to continue well into 2019.

Unfortunately, not much else was shared. Though, in an atypical move, Nelvana has already tapped Dentsu and OLM to represent D.N.Ace in Japan. Both will also act as production consultants on the series.

Nelvana previously collaborated with Dentsu’s US Entertainment division on the ill-fated Chub City project in 2013. That same division is working with DHX Media on the upcoming Mega Man reboot scheduled to launch next year on Family CHRGD in Canada and Cartoon Network in the United States.

Image via Kidscreen.


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