Animation / Live-Action Series
The life of a typical middle-class boy with typical puberty dilemmas in the 80's, embodying a generation that shares the same affective memories of the time as Atari games, John Hughes movies, vinyl records, and parties of garage.
Jonas's unusual friendship with bully Alexandre the Great and the disputes with the antagonist Dinho for Betina's love are part of the central conflict of the series, which always revolves around the protagonist Jonas, but depends quite a bit on the sidekicks, especially the sidekick Alexandre. With humor and adventure the series can be classified as a comedy for the family.
Jonas 80 addresses the period of adolescence, with a mild and nostalgic climate of the universal and timeless conflicts of this stage of life, from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy, Jonas. The 1980s is the era when the series takes place and symbolically represents not only the end of childhood lived by Jonas, but also the great changes in relation to the world that existed before the digital age.
Elements of pop culture will play a major role and will be present all the time, such as movie posters, comic strip magazines and rock band LPs that appear around Jonas's room or wherever characters move. Adults will appear discreetly, focusing on the boys' confusions, following the example of eighties hits like "Goonies" and "E.T."
Format: 26x13' (1st Season)
Target: 9-12 (Tweens)
Status: Late Development - 10% Financed
Prediction: 3 Seasons
Launch Year: TBA
Looking for: Broadcasters, Co-productions and financing
Rights Available: All available, Worldwide (all languages)
Languages: Brazilian Portuguese
Created by: Lisandro Santos
Co-production: Cartunaria and Druzina Content
Highlights: The project won a fund for its production, Edital nº 9/2018 - Development Childhood and Youth of the Ministry of Culture, a governmental initiative to support the film industry in Brazil.