Electric City is a new Animated Scifi series that is making its debut today at CES 2012 by Yahoo. Quality online content is growing more and more every year. Celebrities left and right are attaching themselves to online series. Tom Hanks has teamed up with Yahoo and Playtone and Reliance Entertainment to bring this series to the public eye. Here is a detailed description of the show:
The world as we know it has ended and out of the rubble, the Electric City stands as a symbol of peace and security. Yet under the veneer of order lies a world full of secrets and violence. Secret police, back-alley dealings, daring chases, and murder all find a home in the “Electric City.” Through the lens of a functioning, yet dystopian metropolis, “Electric City” touches upon relevant global issues and themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment and more. The story unfolds gradually, layering mystery upon mystery, inviting viewers to interact with the content and each other. Metaphors and symbols are woven throughout, creating a perfect environment for puzzle-solving and community interaction. Like good science fiction, “Electric City” raises provocative questions about our own way of life and value systems. Short-form connecting storylines combined with vivid animation and a compelling score will keep audiences watching, while metaphors and a range of subject lines will keep them guessing—and reflecting.
This multipart series will be presented on a highly immersive platform where viewers can interact in the online experience. Among activities they will be able to participate in is: navigation of 3-D city map, learn about character back stories, as well as the voice actors, behind the scenes footage, games related to the series, and a number of social network centric activities. It comes out of the gates enabled for tablets and connected TV. Opportunities to view exclusive content and to interact with cast and creators, will be part of the experience. Expect this in several languages including French and Spanish. Watch Yahoo for more details.