Nickelodeon started the development of a new animated series consisting in a reality show in VR / AR, so far known with the working title “Meet the Voxels”.
Chris Young, Senior Vice President of the Entertainment Lab of the British television broadcaster belonging to the group Viacom Media Networks, so far known for its productions for children and teenagers like SpongeBob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Meet the Voxel, innovative animated sitcom in VR
The animated sitcom, which will be developed using a video game engine, marks an absolute debut for Nickelodeon in the use of cutting edge technologies of virtual cinema including real-time acquisition of the face and the whole body and propose an innovative approach to immersive narration.
Meet the Voxels pilot will be written by Jana Petrosini and Sean Gill, already co-producers of tv series like Henry Danger, Kid Danger and Game Shakers.
Are you ready to meet the Voxels?
Meet the Voxels will bring kids behind the scenes of a video game world and will follow a family of video-game characters, Voxels precisely, which should be composed of Hunter, 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video game, Maude, a 16-year-old girl fighting to pop as many bubbles as she can, their younger brother Cody, who has not found his video game calling yet, Mom, a street fighter very popular in her game and Dad, a 90’s-era console game character who quit the business years ago.
New generation animation work
Chris Young‘s intention is to take the real-time technology they’ve been exploring in the Lab and marry it with a creative concept that connects with kids and their passion for video games.
It will therefore be a new generation of animation work with many characters that can exist on multiple platforms from day one.
New entertainment for kids
In recent years Young has already developed a series of new forms of entertainment for young people including SlimeZone, a multi-player social VR experience that allows kids and families the opportunity to interact in a Nickelodeon-designed virtual world, The Loud House 360, a 360 degree video wich brings viewers to explore Loud family household and The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Interview Experience (that debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2018), a virtual reality experience that immerses users in the Turtles’ iconic New York City world allowing them to have a conversation with Mikey and Donnie (voiced on the scene by the actors who play the roles).
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