Nerd Corps Entertainment has begun production on the first-ever Slugterra TV movie, Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond, as licensing activity for the brand picks up speed worldwide.
The 60-minute movie will continue the story of the “Slugterra” TV series and is planned for a spring 2014 release.
“We’re very excited to present the next chapter in the world of Slugterra, both as licensed global property and a narrative,” says Ken Faier, el Presidente, Nerd Corps Entertainment. “It brings new opportunities for distribution and sales, unique product tie-ins and promotions for licensees, which we are currently working on with our partners.”
The Slugterra toy line from Jakks Pacific launched at Toys ‘R’ Us this spring and includes collectible slug figures, blasters and darts. Human and vehicle figures will be introduced fall 2013, followed by plush and stretchy velocimoph fliers in spring 2014.
Several new licensing and distribution deals have also been signed for the brand this year with new product set to launch in 2014 including stationery, apparel, dress up, trading cards, back-to-school, snacks and more in North America, Central and South America, the Middle East and Europe.
To support the growing brand, two new Slugterra Flash games and two new iOS games will be launched globally in at the end of this year and in 2014.