Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions has teamed up with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to produce a computer generated animated television series.
The same will bring the best-selling PlayStation® videogame series Sly Cooper to audiences all around the world.
Sly Cooper follows the adventures of an irresistibly charismatic raccoon, a modern-day Robin Hood, who restores justice to his city one theft at a time. Sly is aided by his two best friends, a muscular hippo named Murray and a brainy turtle named Bentley. Hot on Sly’s trail is Inspector Carmelita Fox, a morally upright cop with an unfortunate crush on the charming bandit, as well as a band of villains, each one more strange and colourful than the last. Mixing humor, action, and a remarkable cast of characters, the series promises to be an unforgettable one.
“As a big fan of the Sly Cooper franchise, we are thrilled to embark on this new adventure with PlayStation,” said Sandrine Nguyen, Managing Director, Technicolor Animation Productions.
“Sly Cooper’s colourful characters and rich storylines are a perfect fit for television. There is no doubt that teenagers will be happy to rediscover their beloved game as a series, while younger kids will be charmed by the debonair raccoon and his exciting universe,” she added.
Global distribution, that has the licensing and merchandising rights will be managed by PGS, the privately-owned investment family group with headquarters in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to brand management of intellectual property in the kids’ entertainment space.
Brought into the market in 2002, the Sly Cooper franchise has been a worldwide success selling millions of copies globally and spanning four different editions across multiple PlayStation platforms.