Halo Legends is a collection of 7 short films set in the Halo universe. Financed by the franchise’s overseer 343 Industries, the stories were created by six Japanese anime production houses: Bee Train, Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation. Shinji Aramaki, creator and director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina, serves as the project’s creative advisor. Warner Bros. released Legends on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 16 February 2010.
The idea for an anime compilation existed for years before there was momentum for the project. 343 creative director Frank O’Connor produced story outlines or finished scripts that the production houses animated in a variety of styles.
“The Babysitter” follows a squad of four Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, or Helljumpers. The squad is composed of Private O’Brien, Dutch, Master Sergeant Cortez, and Corporal Checkman. O’Brien is being replaced as the squad’s sniper by Cal-141, a SPARTAN-II, and is now the backup. The squad is sent into a Covenant zone under the cover of a meteor shower to eliminate a Prophet.
Halo Legends Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date:
- Halo Waypoint: 07 November 2009 to 01 January 2010.
- DVD: 16 February 2010 to 27 March 2010.
- Rating: PG.
- Running Time: 10 to 20 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.