NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)-- Some big-name video games, TV shows, and movies in the world of Sci-Fi are coming out of an animation company right here in Connecticut.
'Killer Minnow Studios' calls New London home.
Killer Minnow, you may not know the name yet but you very well could know some of its creations.
Sci-Fi buffs may recognize the animation. It's LEGO's Galaxy Squad and it was developed by this New London trans-media production company.
"We all have kids ourselves so we get to still play at home at work, so yeah definitely we're big kids for sure," said Steve Lettieri, Killer Minnow.
Those big kids launched Killer Minnow in 2009. Their story lines, character development, and talent for animation landed them some big clients like LEGO.
And allowed them to create their own characters. Jek-14 is the first LEGO original 'Star Wars' character.
"He's sort of part good, part bad," said Lettieri.
One of their newest accomplishments is this developing their very own IPhone game. You can see it a little bit better on the big screen. It's called Rocket Runner and it's been out for just a couple of weeks.
And yes it's built around the character Jarma Queed who returns to his planet to save it.
"That's what we're really good creating a story, creating a universe and bringing it to life in some fashion," said Lettieri.
For a company conceived right before the recession, it has drawn its way past more than a few real life obstacles.
New London gives them affordable office space, a high tech hub close to home for these Connecticut boys.
"We're working with some really great globally know brands and for a little outfit out of New London, it's pretty exciting," said Lettieri.
Up next for Killer Minnow is a new Galaxy Squad installment on the Cartoon Network coming out in a couple of weeks and a behind the scenes story on them too.
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