Nelvana by Corus Entertainment is teaming up with Oktobor Animation and Playmates Toys to develop and produce an animated action-comedy, Mech Mice. The show shall target viewers from age 6 to 11. Nelvana’s president, Scott Dyer, of while expressing his excitement said that they were very thrilled to announce their range of partnerships that shall benefit from Oktobor Animation’s world class capability, Playmates Toys’ strength and history of success and Lance Priebe’s industry-leading digital gaming expertise. He also went on to assure that the kids will love the high stakes adventures, robust storytelling and hilariously funny characters found within the Mech Mice world. Oktobor’s EVP Business Development, Chris Waters said that it was after two years that, Lance Priebe finally figured out how to get mice to pilot their own miniaturized mechs. He also firmly stated that With Playmates Toys class-leading expertise in anthropomorphized hero action, there is simply no one better to head up mech design and manufacturing than them. He also further went to say that parents will no doubt be thrilled that they have have a global powerhouse like Nelvana on board to train and deploy the adorable, heroic mice into unsuspecting homes all over the world. On the collaboration, CEO, and Playmates Toys, Thomas Chan said that they were very excited to work with the industry veterans as Nelvana and Oktobor Animation for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind property. He also said that Mech Mice provides a number of unique opportunities to create a highly interactive line of toys that will allow kids to bring Mech Mice to life through their own creative high octane adventures. Mech Mice follows the adventures of the incorrigible young mouse, Scratch Whitepaw, and his teammates, a ragtag squad of heroic, mini, mech-powered mice, as they turn “awwww” into awesome. Their mission: to protect the weak and defend the mouse way of life. Whether it is facing down the galaxy of natural predators terrorizing mousedom or saving the world from the Dark Union’s evil army of cybernetically enhanced mutant bugs, these furry fighters always find a way to get the job done – usually by the skin of their tiny incisors. Whenever mice are in danger, wherever critters need help, they can count on Scratch Whitepaw and the Mech Mice. The CG series, about a ragtag team of heroic hi-tech mice ready to save the world, is anticipated to premiere in 2017. Mech Mice, created by Oktobor Animation’s Dan Wang and Chris Waters, is an original idea from Lance Priebe, creator of Disney’s Club Penguin and founder of digital gaming studio, Hyper Hippo. Priebe will oversee development of web and mobile games based on the series. Oktobor, Nelvana and Playmates Toys are partners in the production, with Playmates Toys also acting as the global master toy partner for the brand.