Starlight Runner Entertainment and Curious Pictures have paired up to package and produce four entertainment projects for a variety of platforms.
Deal will begin with the original properties “Dinodozers” and “Shadow Angels.”
“Dinodozers,” from Curious Pictures, revolves around a team of dinosaurs who are fitted with construction tools like bulldozer scoops and crane booms to rescue people, demolish buildings or excavate landslides.
Meanwhile, “Shadow Angels,” developed by Starlight Runner, is a music-driven action adventure about a teen with mysterious powers and a dark past who is chosen to become the guardian of a civilization of strange beings hidden below the streets of New York City.
Properties will be developed for television, film, books, online and mobile.
The companies partnered to use Curious’ animation talents and Starlight Runner’s ability to strategize and develop franchises.
Curious produces animation for Nick Jr.’s “Umizoomi” and Disney and Nickelodeon shows “Little Einsteins” and “Codename: Kids Next Door,” as well as for games like Harmonix’s “Rock Band” franchise.
Starlight, founded by Jeff Gomez and Mark Pensavalle, has packaged books, comics and graphic novels, and developed videogames and alternate reality experiences for Disney, Hasbro and Fox while working on “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Tron Legacy,” “Transformers” and “Avatar,” as well as Coca-Cola’s “Happiness Factory.”