Rocket Monkeys Around the World
TORONTO/NEW YORK CITY (February 19, 2013) – Breakthrough Entertainment has licensed Rocket Monkeys to Nickelodeon for its worldwide network, including the US, for launch in Spring 2013. The hilarious new animated series is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Teletoon Canada and animation studio Atomic Cartoons.
It's monkeys in space…what could go wrong?!
Rocket Monkeys (26x30) introduces the universe to brothers Gus and Wally. Inexplicably charged with carrying out all kinds of important missions, these hapless monkeynauts tend to cause more intergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily they have plenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot. Gus and Wally may not have the brainpower of the Rocket Chickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger for adventure -- and by "adventure" we mostly mean "bananas."
"We are extremely pleased to bring the off-the-wall antics of Rocket Monkeys to Nickelodeon in the US and worldwide. We have always valued our relationship with Nickelodeon, which has remained supportive of Breakthrough programming throughout the years, and look forward to furthering our association with the launch of Rocket Monkeys," said Ira Levy, Co-Managing Director of Breakthrough Entertainment.
"Rocket Monkeys is a great fit for our global network, a funny, energetic, laugh-out-loud comedy that we are confident our audiences around the world will love," said Jules Borkent, Senior Vice President of Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon.
"We are thrilled to join forces with Nickelodeon and so proud that Rocket Monkeys will find a home alongside some of the funniest and most beloved characters in animation history," said Joan Lambur, Executive Producer for Breakthrough Entertainment.
The show is created by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, and developed by Alex Galatis and Mark Evestaff (who also serves as the show's producer). Executive Producers include Ira Levy, Joan Lambur and Peter Williamson. Partial funding for Rocket Monkeys is provided by the Shaw Rocket Fund.
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world class studio and leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children's animation. As one of Canada's largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough's digital media division ranks among one of the industry's most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment, including ebooks, webisodes and online and mobile games. BreakthroughEntertainment.com
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