On December 12, Hulu will become the exclusive home to the animated film, “Niko: Journey to Magika.”
From Red Giant Entertainment, the movie, which debuted in the US at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows a boy (Niko) as he looks for his kidnapped grandparents. The film relied on hand-drawn animation as well as digital and will debut on Hulu at the same time as the related comic series, “Giant-Size Adventure,” comes out in Red Giant’s free, monthly comic book.
According to Red Giant CEO, Benny Powell, this won’t be the last of the company’s content to appear online. “This has been a long time in coming, but it marks the beginning of our ‘direct-to-digital’ initiative line of animations and movies,” he said in a statement.
Inception Media Group, which is currently working to distribute the film worldwide, brokered the exclusive Hulu deal with Red Giant. Glass House Graphics and Cutting Edge Productions are also behind “Niko: Journey to Magika,” which is produced by David Campiti and executive produced by Red Giant’s Powell, Jessie Lasaten, Aimee Schoof, and Isen Robbins. David Lawrence, Temi Abad, and Eric Cabahug wrote the movie while Robert Quilao directed.