Two animated series' in particular are tentatively slated for release next year from this group: a farcical adventure, The League of Super Evil, which tracks an assortment of failed evildoers in their quest for world domination; and Battle Force 5, the latest animated incarnation of the Hot Wheels franchise. One cartoon finds super villains whose attempt to rule the world starts at home, quite literally, as they must battle one another for control of the neighborhood… which is much easier said than done for this bunch of incompetent ne'er do wells. The other cartoon seeks to piggyback a series of familiar and occasionally successful strides to bring to life one of the best-selling kids toys of all time.
"The series has a compelling cast with character-driven stories, and the slightly more sophisticated send-up of typical superhero-villain conventions will appeal to the older end of the demo, while its fast paced, slapstick action and silly humor will keep the younger end tuned in."
Guided by a very, very short but still very, very fiery leader that goes by the name of Great Voltar, the League of Super Evil holds the goal of ruling the world. Unfortunately for them, all of the other villains in town have the same idea, which suddenly presents the problem of having to outwit (if at all possible) the other villains, for one chance at success. Although the truth of the matter is that Voltar's plans aren't really all that great, the point is that he thinks they are.
The League of Super Evil is a fast-paced that nurturers a slapstick storyline with a few conveniently unconventional characters in order to deliver another simple, but nerdy, animated comedy. A computer animated television series slated for delivery sometime 2009, The League of Super Evil looks to borrow the witty dialogue it's predecessor meshed so artfully with Nerd Corp.'s HD artwork and clever shading techniques.
Joining the Great Voltar is the muscle-man of the group, Reginald "Red" Menace (a Siberian farm boy), the evil genius apparent Doktor Frogg (who admittedly has incredibly bad luck), and Doomageddon, which is described as a "pan-dimensional hellhound who gives new meaning to the words 'bad dog.'" Rooting for the bad guys will rarely be as fun as seeing this fairly ignorant bunch of villains fuss with their neighbors over who is most diabolical… or at least, whether or not the local pizza delivery boy can survive all of Voltar's booby-traps, or whether or not its possible to outwit traffic cops, or whether there's a secret to winning a regional slam dunk competition
In production for twenty-six half-hour episodes, The League of Super Evil will reportedly consist of two eleven-minute segments, in addition to a series of thirty-second interstitial pieces as well.
With an unhealthy obsession for fueling their own egoism, the L.O.S.E. will surely find a happy home next year. The animated television series has already been sold to territories such as YTV (Canada), the CBBC (U.K.), in addition to Canal Plus (France), Canal J (France), and Gulli (France).