Following in the footsteps of Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty and Pokemon, a Panda cartoon character is likely to become the next popular icon among kids in Taiwan after the nation's first original animation series begins broadcast later this month.
The cartoon, Panda Monium (
TVbeans created the characters and screenplay of the cartoon, while its Japanese counterparts took charge of the directing and production.
The first 26 episodes of Panda Monium will premier on Dec. 19 in Taiwan, Jan. 8 in Japan and July 10 in China, Jimmy Chang (
Combining advanced technology with a crew that includes the director of Pokemon, Hideki Sonoda, and the director of Detective Conon, Hideaki Oba, Chang believes that the cartoon will be successful.
"If we strike a hit, we hope to establish a digital content fund to help other content providers to produce made-in-Taiwan programs," he said.