Axis teamed up with Chinese media giant Tencent to create a new animated series Swallowed Star. The thrilling 26-episode series is based on the web novel, Swallowed Star, released in 2012 by popular Chinese author I Eat Tomatoes. Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, a disadvantaged Chinese teenage boy discovers he has incredible powers and uses them to defend humanity against colossal mutated kaiju-like creatures.
Alongside Sparkly Key Animation Studios, Axis completed thirteen months of production on action sequences and story development, including scripts, storyboards and previs for this hyperreal CGI teen+ series, consulting with an Unreal pipeline.
Axis has been developing broadcast and feature projects with Tencent since 2017. Swallowed Star is our fourth collaboration.