Lionel Messi Inspires New Animated Series “Messi and the Giants”

Lionel Messi is getting animated…

The 36-year-old Argentine soccer star has inspired Messi and the Giants, an animated series from Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Picture Television.

Lionel MessiThe series, which also counts Leo Messi Management as a co-creator, will launch at Mipcom next week.

The series depicts a 12-year-old Messi as he confronts various obstacles while traveling a video game on a quest to get home.

“Football is the only sport around the world that can inspire excitement and connection in the same way that storytelling does,” said Joe D’Ambrosia, EVP & General Manager, Sony Pictures Television – Kids.

Story editor and writer Guy Toubes (Odd Squad) is attached to the project, while Canary Islands-based Atlantis Animation serves as the lead creative studio driving graphic development and art treatment.

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