Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Nicktoons Network Buys Rights To Planet Sketch

According to C21 Media, the Nicktoons Network in the US has bought the rights to Planet Sketch.

US Nicktoons drawn to Planet Sketch

Planet Sketch, from Canada's Decode Entertainment and the UK's Aardman Animations, has found a new home on the Nicktoons Network in the US.

Nicktoons Network has ordered all 26 11-minute episodes of the hit coproduction, which will premiere in spring 2007.

The animated sketch show features characters such as the Street Rappers, the Gnaughty Gnomes and the Parping Ponies, two horses who never manage to hold down a decent job due to flatulence issues.

The series was originally commissioned by Teletoon Canada and the UK's CiTV. It has also been acquired by a host of major international broadcasters, including France 3; ABC Australia; Jetix Europe; Cartoon Networks in Asia Pacific and Latin America; WDR ARD in Germany; TV 12 in Singapore; Belgium's VRT; Denmark's TV2; and South Africa's M-Net. It also recently premiered on Nickelodeon in France.

Keith Dawkins, VP and general manager of Nicktoons, said: "We take great pride in having established ourselves as a home for fresh content, compelling characters and creators, and Planet Sketch delivers all of this wrapped up into one series."

Jules Grant
22 Jan 2007
© C21 Media 2007

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