Global Franchise Development
It all starts with a great story, centered on interesting characters, brought to life through compelling visuals. But oftentimes, what plays well on television doesn’t play well as a toy or game. Rather than create each element in isolation, Dentsu Entertainment USA coordinates the entire development process from the onset to ensure smooth interplay and maximum fun across all media.
Sometimes a toy designer sparks the story; sometimes an animator creates the toy. By integrating the creative process, DEUSA builds strength, unity and success in its global franchises that other production companies cannot match. That’s the DEUSA difference.
Acting as the lead creative producer and financer, DEUSA is developing an all new cartoon series based upon the iconic Capcom video game series MegaMan, which has sold over 30 million copies since it first appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1987.
DEUSA has brought creative studio and writers collective Man of Action (creators of the Emmy-Award winning megahit franchise BEN 10) on board to help develop the story and pen the screenplays.
DEUSA is targeting a 2018 launch of the new series to coincide with the 30th Anniversary year of the Mega Man franchise.
Monsuno™ is an epic action-adventure series where kids discover, command and battle creatures with destructive potential. A race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between a group of heroic kids and the evil forces bent on destroying the entire planet.
Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. formed Pacific Animation Partners LLC, in a joint venture with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. to co-produce the series, with FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Topps Company, Inc. The 65-episode series integrates a popular toy program from JAKKS Pacific and a collectible card game from Topps.
The Monsuno television series began airing on Nicktoons in January 2012 before airing across Europe and in Japan on TV Tokyo in October 2012. Fremantle Media is responsible for distribution worldwide – except Asia, which is being handled by Dentsu, Inc.
TM & © 2012 Pacific Animation Partners LLC “Monsuno” TM & © 2012 JAKKS Pacific, Inc.