The Legend of the Red Cliff

The Legend of the Red Cliff is a concept for an IP about Dutch folktales, myths and other curious tales. It is an epic and magical adventure of folktales from the Low Countries and it is aimed at children age 6 to 10. We intend to reanimate the old stories by connecting them to current-day topics. This project is a collaboration between Lesley Blom, Ward Zijffers Rozemarijn Kon and Wolfer Freijsen.

The concept for The Legend of the Red Cliff is based on the Frysian folklore of the Red Cliff. Although it serves as a main source of inspiration, we have taken many creative liberties. The story of the animated series focuses on Duna, a young girl aspiring to become a Witch, and Joris, a young boy desperately wanting to become a knight! When the Dragon Stavo is released from its prison by accident, Duna and Joris will need to take responsibility for their actions, encountering many strange creatures and interesting people along the way.

This project has been selected for pitching at Cartoon Springboard 2022 in Madrid!

Worldbuilding

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Style frames by the team

This project is a concept for an IP by Lesley Blom, Ward Zijfers, Wolfer Freijsen en Rozemarijn Kon. You can watch our work in progress teaser: