My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Animation after KingstOON - Reel Rock GSW reveals Imira Entertainment of Spain Contract for Disney Channel and Nickelodeon's Lucky Fred

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Animation after KingstOON - Reel Rock GSW reveals Imira Entertainment of Spain Contract for Disney Channel and Nickelodeon's Lucky Fred

“The global Animation industry is estimated at over US$200 billion, with most segments growing at a rate of seven per cent per annum and we are pleased to be a part of this”

CEO for Reel Rock GSW Wayne Sinclair commenting on the announcement of the contract with Imira Entertainment of Spain to produce 52 episodes of Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Cartoon series Lucky Fred

Remember that article I did back in September 2013 on Reel Rock GSW securing a very lucrative Animation contract for an unknown yet very popular Cartoon series as stated in my blog article entitled “Animation after KingstOOn - Reel Rock GSW secures 52 Episode Animation sub-contract for a Globally popular English Cartoon”?

Well the secret is out!

The fifty two (52) episodes to be produced by Reel Rock GSW is for the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Cartoon series, “Lucky Fred” as stated in the article “Jamaican Animation company to produce Disney, Nickelodeon Cartoon”, published Friday, December 27, 2013, The Jamaica Observer.


Check out the video for the Ghosthaunter Lucky Fred Official YouTube channel and the “Lucky Fred” website below to get a gist of what's involved. It’s basically a Spanish Version of Jimmy Neutron meets Fairly Odd Parents, with the Fairies being replaced by a Transformer-like Robot named Friday that becomes anything 15 year old Fred desires to impress his friends!

The fifty two (52) episodes to be produced by Reel Rock GSW is for the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Cartoon series, “Lucky Fred” as stated in the article “Jamaican Animation company to produce Disney, Nickelodeon Cartoon”, published Friday, December 27, 2013, The Jamaica Observer.

Check out the video for the Ghosthaunter Lucky Fred Official YouTube channel and the “Lucky Fred” website below to get a gist of what's involved. It’s basically a Spanish Version of Jimmy Neutron meets Fairly Odd Parents, with the Fairies being replaced by a Transformer-like Robot named Friday that becomes anything 15 year old Fred desires to impress his friends!



That’s right folks!

Get your Spanish in Gear, as it’s in Spanish albeit English dubs are available! A Spanish language Cartoon would explain why Reel Rock GSW original contract is with Imira Entertainment of Spain for Season 2 of the “Lucky Fred” Cartoon series is really a 5 way split between five countries:

1.      Ireland
2.      Italy
3.      Jamaica
4.      Luxembourg
5.      Spain


The series, once produced and finished on time, is slated for distribution to almost 160 territories in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia where The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon hold sway. They've quietly achieve something many Jamaicans though impossible; a solid Contract for a globally branded Cartoon!

Now all they have to do is ramp up. Therein, like Tessanne Chin's Contract with Universal, lies the problem, as the deadline for the completed Animation project to be handed over is fast approaching. They've got a few Inner-city trained Animators, but more are needed as the total estimated for the successful completion of the project is about eighty (80) Animators!

GOJ’s tapping into Animation big time – Luck Fred is the Jimmy Neutron of the Spanish world

Of course, the GOJ (Government of Jamaica) has an interest in this, as the Animation Industry globally is estimated to be worth over US$200 billion, with US$1 billion being made only last year alone as noted in my Geezam blog article entitled “KingstOOn Animation Festival and GG’s “I Believe in Jamaica” Animation Training – Genesis of Animation Outsourcing”.


So much buzz was generated when KingstOOn Animation Conference and Film Festival that I did an initial blog article entitled “Inaugural KingstOOn Animation Competition a boost to local Animation Industry - State Minister Julian Robinson give Graphic Artists the chance to Feel this Moment Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Style” and followed up with a series of blog articles with the titled “Animation After KingstOOn” to make them easily searchable with a focus on Animation’s development in Jamaica. 

After all, This IS Big, almost as big as the Tourism Industry or even the blossoming Call Center industry as per my most recent blog article entitled “How to find work in Jamaica at Call Centers - Online Travel Booking Agency Bookit.com is expanding in Jamaica with 200 plus CSA's as Online Travel Booking Industry explodes in 2014”.

The Projects kicks off in March 2014. Until then Reel Rock GSW needs to get some eighty (80) plus trained Animators and storyboard illustrators draw from all walks of life. It’ll be interesting to see the credits mention Reel Rock GSW when the “Lucky Fred” Project is completed! Stay tuned to my blog for more details!


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