February 13th, 2006

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Ooh, found trailer for Monster Allergy cartoon

Remember that Italian comic book, Monster Allergy, an issue of which I had begun translating into English a couple years ago? Well, at the time, there had been talk of a cartoon in the works -- a pilot of which had been shown in France already.

I just found this site, which has the opening title sequence for the show (back in the original Italian):
http://cartoon.ferrero.it/promozioni/monster_allergy.htm

Click "Cartoon" then "Guarda il trailer". The pop-up asks if your connection is slow (lenta) or fast (veloce); click the appropriate line and the video will start!

There's reference to a video game, even (not to mention the cookies and figurines). Seems like indeed it's a hot property. Perhaps, like the Italian comic W.i.t.c.h. did, the animated version will make its way to the U.S. at some point. It's got some of the same people involved (at least in terms of the comic), and is a Disney property, so who knows? What I'm reading (at another Italian site) says that the series begins with 26 episodes and the premiere date was 6th February 2006. So it just started. Oh, it also says that a second series of episodes already is in production.