Weta Workshop has partnered with New Zealand author and illustrator Martin Baynton, to create a Television series based on Martin's best selling books, Jane and the Dragon. They have joined forces with Canadian childrens' television producers Nelvana, in a co-production to deliver the show to market.
Martin Baynton has an international reputation as a writer and illustrator of children's books with titles published by major English and American houses including Walker Books, Penguin, Scholastic and Greenwillow. He has more than 30 published titles. He also works for the stage, radio, TV and film as a producer, director, screenwriter and script editor. He is the director of Limelight Studios, a TV production company which has just completed making their first pre-school animation series Fifty The Tractor based on Martin's best selling book series.
The content of Jane and the Dragon is a perfect fit for Weta Workshop's first foray into children's television production. Drawing on the skills of the Weta Workshop design team, they are bringing the same creativity and eye for detail to the world of Jane that was used in the creation of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Their work has been combined with the latest digital effects technology, developed by a visual effects team supervised by Trevor Brymer, to deliver a beautiful and stunning new aesthetic for animated television.
Why wasn't this series continued?
I don't get it. This show is probably one of the best... Read more.
I don't get it. This show is probably one of the best I've seen in my life time and it has quite a number of fans, especially of those within the age target but no new episodes have been produced. Why would you guys drop a great success? Hide.
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Fondness for 'Jane and the Dragon'
The first time I watched this program, I was intriqued by the... Read more.
The first time I watched this program, I was intriqued by the excellent computer animation, and the thought that this looks like something Weta would do. And when I saw Weta in the credits, I was pleased w/myself that I could distinguish quality animation and know that Wetas' talented
staff is involved. Great Work!
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