Time Hoppers: The Silk Road is a 13-part 2D animated TV serial for 6-9 years. The series follows the adventures of a group of friends from Vancouver’s Agli Academy for Gifted Children.
The children stumble upon a portal to travel through time and are plunged into the world of the evil alchemist Dr. Fasid. Unable to compete with his fellow scientists, Dr. Fasid is expelled from the House of Wisdom in Bagdad in the 10th Century. His jealousy drives him to develop the time portal and the Masirsayf, a tool which steals inspiration of scientists.
In this historial STEAM-based action adventure the four children must work together along with some of the great scientists, inventors and visionaries from history to defeat Dr. Fasid.
The serialized adventure is developed for web and streaming services. The plot will take children through a great race across time to free imprisoned scientists from the traps Dr. Fasid has built from their own inventions. The children must use their intellect and athletic abilities to free the scientists by learning all about the great contributions they have made to history.
Through the serial the children meet great historical figures like Fatima Al Fihri (Fez, Morocco 9th Century) who established the world’s first university; or AlKindi (Bagdad, Iraq 9th Century) one of the greatest cryptographers that ever lived; or Ibn Sina (Bukhara, Russia 11th Century) the father of modern medicine or Mansa Musa the Richest Man that Ever Lived (Timbuktu, Mali 14th Century).
The series will take place in amazing locations through the 7th to the 15th century in a world where the cultures of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa come together for the first time.