Ivandoe: The Adventure Game launches on CartoonNetwork.co.uk: From The Turner UK Press Release
Cartoon Network is taking its fans on a heroic quest with Ivandoe, the young prince of the forest, whose father, The Mighty Stag, sends him on a mission to find the magical Golden Feather of the fearsome Eagle King. Along the way, Ivandoe and his dedicated squire, a small bird named Bert, must hone their skills and battle past sassy gnomes to become victorious and win the game. Ivandoe: The Adventure Game is now live to play via Cartoonnetwork.co.uk/ivandoe.
The all-new interactive game also features mini-games and unlockable episodes of the new short-form animation, The Heroic Quest of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe. Created by the Danish animators Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg – who previously worked on Cartoon Network’s EMEA-produced hit series The Amazing World of Gumball – The Heroic Quest of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe launches on Cartoon Network this March.
To learn more about Ivandoe and play The Adventure Game, visit the Ivandoe microsite via Cartoonnetwork.co.uk. The Ivandoe microsite includes a fun ‘get to know’ section where users can meet the characters from the new short form animation, watch videos and play fun quizzes to discover if they’ve got what it takes to be the heroic prince, Ivandoe.
The press release above is an addendum of a previous blog post “The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe Adventure Game Now On The Cartoon Network UK Website”, please click the link below for more information.
Behind The Scenes: The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe
Cartoon Network UK has uploaded a “Behind The Scenes” video for The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe onto their YouTube channel, the video is introduced by the show’s creators – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg. The first part of the video discusses the development behind the two main characters of the show – Ivandoe and Bert as well as their personality traits, including Ivandoe’s determination and arrogance and Bert’s loyalty to Ivandoe. All the characters have flaws and were designed not to be perfect, this is to make the characters relate to the viewer.
The second part shows some of the natural scenes from the show, the production crew recreated a small forest as well as other sets to replicate a natural environment in a small controlled space such as a studio. The realistic scenes are then composed and overlaid with animated 2D characters with the right lighting and shade to make the characters appear as if they’re actually in the scene.
The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe Sneak Peek
Cartoon news website – Cartoon Brew has uploaded a sneak peek clip of Cartoon Network’s new short-form animated series – The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe. In the sneak peek clip, Ivandoe and his bluebird friend – Bert try to cross a bridge, but some hostile and strange-looking bridge keepers prevent them from doing so. The sneak peek is also in English audio and this is also the first time we get to hear Ivandoe’s and Bert’s voice in English. The world television premiere of The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe aired on Cartoon Network Nordic (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) on Monday 20th November 2017.
More information about The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe can be read via the link below:
According to show’s creators, the brand new show is an adventure in a fairytale world with a small and cosy feeling, as the show is made in Denmark, the location and feel were heavily inspired by Scandinavian nature, culture and humor. Much like a forest in Scandinavia, the forest in the show is more closed and denser and in the show each part of the forest is inhabited by strange creatures. The creators explain that Europeans have a different point of view due to different influences in their lives, including reading different children’s books and watching different shows and films.
The show features 2D characters set against a backdrop of real-life miniature sets, mostly made from natural materials like twigs and herbs. The main reason why natural materials were used is to get a more natural fairy-tale like effect with lighting, shadow and depth. The show is mostly drawn in Flash, but there’s hand-drawn animation too and even puppets.
Both Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg pitched their idea for “Ivandoe” while working on The Amazing World of Gumball at Cartoon Network’s studio in London and Cartoon Network EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) were interested as they were looking for new short form content, the creators also pitched six other show ideas before Ivandoe, although they weren’t successful pitches, the show creators didn’t think the pitches were a waste of time because it helped to develop their Ivandoe pitch idea.
While making the show, the creators felt they had a lot of creative freedom and Cartoon Network executives only interfered on a few script ideas, but the channel was willing to settle on a compromise. Ivandoe had a production team of fifty people, which were based at Sun Creature Studio in Copenhagen, people were hired based on their enthusiasm for the project and also for their sense of humour and artists provided input on how the show would look like.