Writer-director Julien Charles has revealed details on his new animated series Rocket Jo, being produced in Paris by Millimages and 2d3danimations. Exploring the difficulties the title character and the jetpack he made himself (half the problem right there!) have getting off the ground, each of the 52 one-minute episodes will present a new flying test. “This series tries to put the focus on storytelling and animation with just one character, no speaking, and just a blue gradient for the set”, says Charles. Rocket Jo will debut on the French TV channel France 3 later in 2009, while a production blog is keeping tabs on its progress.