El Tigre heads for the UK

Trade magazine Broadcast reports Nickelodeon has picked up hit animation series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. A Flash-animated comedy-adventure series created by husband and wife team Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutierrez, havefollows Manny, the youngest member of the Rivera family, who comes from a long-line of men with superpowers. His dad is a former superhero, once known as White Pantera, while his grandfather is a supervillain.

20 thirty minute episodes, created by a highly talented animation team, have been made so far and the show was a success out from the get go in the US, with positive acclaim from industry watchers such as Cold Hard Flash.

The show will air on Nicktoons in the UK at the end of this year. Nickelodeon has also acquired the second series of teen drama Unfabulous¸ which stars Julia Robert’s niece Emma.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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