HIT Entertainment has greenlit three direct-to-DVD feature specials for its brands Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, and for the first time, Mike the Knight, co-produced with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana.
Production is currently underway for all three 60-minute titles: Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave, Mike the Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain and Fireman Sam: Heroes of the Storm (working title).
“HIT Entertainment is committed to producing exceptional content, with rich and character-driven stories that capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers around the world,” says Michael Carrington, vice president, content and head of production, HIT Global Brands. “Tent pole programming offers us the perfect opportunity to introduce new storylines and characters and build products and experiences around them, which provide audiences with new ways to enjoy, engage and interact with their favorite characters.”
HIT Entertainment has also greenlit a new season of the CGI “Thomas & Friends,” which will be the show’s 18th season.