Michael Hirsh, long a dominant force in Canada’s animation movie business, has a promising new venture. He is launching Wow Unlimited Media, which he hopes will emerge as one of the world’s largest publicly traded independent animation firms.
One of its first projects will be a series called Castlevania. Netflix is this week announcing some future offerings, include Castlevania.
Castlevania is a medieval fantasy inspired by a classic video-game series from Konami – a Japanese company that develops and manufactures video games. The animated series was written by best-selling author Warren Ellis, a key figure in the world of comic books.
“This is my next venture into kids’ programming,” says Hirsh, who was born in Belgium, moved to Canada at 3 and turned 69 this week. “Our strategy is building platforms that focus on youth. It’s an opportunity to build a next-generation company to lead the industry.”
Adi Shankar - 25 de agosto de 2015
Breaking News: I’m producing a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde. It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.