The series will be distributed world-wide by Toonz Media Group.
The 1990’s cult classic animation Swat-Kats is set to make a comeback 28 years after the original series was produced. Show creators Christian and Yvon Tremblay have teamed up with Toonz Media Group to produce a brand-new series of the popular show featuring high-flying anthropomorphic feline fighters. The show is set in the fictional mega metropolis of Megakat City, where the two vigilante heroes fight off evil powers to keep their city from becoming a dystopian world.
Source: Toonz Media Group
Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.
Swat-Kats Revolution is a co-production of Tremblay Bros. and Toonz Media Group and will target kids ages 5 to 11. It will include a slew of new characters alongside the classic protagonists and villains. It will also feature a range of futuristic arsenals including a new jet fighter plane for the heroes, along with other cutting-edge vehicles and gadgets.
“Swat-Kats is easily one of the all-time classics in animation,” noted Toonz Media Group CEO P. Jayakumar. “It is a privilege for Toonz to revive this iconic show after all these years. We see tremendous potential for the property in the new context and among new audiences. We cannot wait to bring life to the new series under the supervision of Christian and Yvon.”
First airing in September 1993, the original series Swat-Kats: The Radical Squadron was produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. It became the number one syndicated animated show of 1994 and soon gained cult status, continuing to boast a sizeable international fan following. It has been kept alive by the fandom community over the years through discussions, fan fiction, artwork, and a variety of fan projects and games over online groups and forums. The fan community also raised substantial sums to revive the show through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign several years ago.
“While Swat-Kats Revolution is a new series, the DNA of what made it successful will remain,” shared Christian Tremblay. “The character relationships, the smart and witty writing, the action, the imaginative stories, and the bigger than life villains will evermore be present. The new series will be contemporary and explore themes that the new audience will identify with.”