Inanimatti Productions confirmed plans to debut new children's IP, "Arky Arch Adventures" at MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2023. The new production company is co-founded by renowned car designer Chris Bangle.“Our primary objective with the Inanimatti is to create a universe of imagination based, of all things, on how car designers see the world as full of buildings and things that are alive,” Bangle said.
Bangle works alongside his team of partners, which includes linguist Fiorella Marengo. The team has worked on "Arky Arch Adventures," an inaugural project aimed at children ages 6 to 12. The series is led by veteran producer Eric S. Rollman, who served as President of Marvel Animation, Saban Entertainment, and Fox Family Productions, prior to launching Rollman Entertainment in 2010. “We hope to encourage kids to see the world around them in a new and imaginative way, fostering a deeper appreciation for design and creativity, as well as teaching them the importance of accepting diversity and change in others as well as within themselves," Bangle said.
The comedy-adventure series follows the story of “Arky,” a hopeful, young Roman Arch who embarks on a high-stakes journey across the planet Tredi to uncover his true Purpose… and save the world from devastation. It takes place in the time of the Gothic Wars where the “things” are alive, and adventures ensue. In school, some classmates tease Arky because on the outside, he is “strange” for a Triumphal Arch—he was "made" of one block, without a real keystone—but inside, Arky is smart, thoughtful, courageous, and resourceful. And, while that courage doesn’t blind him to the inherent dangers ahead, his passion to triumph along with his naturally endearing leadership qualities find him like a pied piper of friends of all shapes, sizes, and archetypes equally fitting for adventure.
Bangle specializes in car design, spending 17 years as head of design at BMW, and he is infamous for reimagining the designs of BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce, Fiat, and more, putting personality and character into inanimate objects. “Arky Arch Adventures captured my attention from the first image. It optimizes the medium of animation through a pioneering series filled with captivating characters, compelling storylines, and entertaining adventures,” Rollman said. “Equally compelling is that it also delivers meaningful themes in a way that kids everywhere will understand and relate to. Chris and his team of co-creators have created a concept that is truly a first in long-form animation, and we look forward to attending MIPJunior to introduce Arky Arch to the world.”
Our primary objective with the Inanimatti is to create a universe of imagination based, of all things, on how car designers see the world as full of buildings and things that are alive.” Chris Bangle Co-Founder, Inanimatti