Cartoon Saloon’s latest tv series, co-created by Nora Twomey (Song of the Sea, Moone Boy) and Fabian Erlinghäuser (The Breadwinner, The Secret of Kells), premiered exclusively in Ireland on RTÉ 2 on March 2, 2020 and is expected to roll out globally on Nickelodeon International later this year. You can catch all the episodes so far over on the RTÉ Player.
Dorg Van Dango is a brand new animated comedy show for 6 to 11-year-olds, it follows the adventures of Dorg, an ordinary kid, living in the very normal town of Normill. That is, until he meets THE MAGICALS: Jet Lazor, the super-cool unicorn; Patronella, an ancient witch; RD, a curious alien; and Yooki, an eerie ghost. They are all escapees from Area 52 and are in desperate need of help and refuge. To have them blend in with the citizens of Normill, Dorg disguises them as teenagers and hides them in the basement of the local shopping mall. With his new best friends attempting to help navigate life’s challenges, Dorg’s world just got a whole lot less normal and a lot more fun!
Based on an original idea by Fabian Erlinghäuser (Song of the Sea, Moone Boy) and Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner, The Secret of Kells), Dorg Van Dango is developed and produced with assistance from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Creative Europe. Cartoon Saloon handles design, writing, storyboards and post-production as well as distribution in Ireland and the UK, and WildBrain handles voice records, writing, character and background builds, animation, and distribution rest-of-world.