Skatoony, an animated game show that pits child contestants against cartoon characters, is scheduled to premiere in Arabic on free-to-air channel Cartoon Network Arabic on April 5 across the Mena region.
In conjunction with Blink Studios, Cartoon Network Arabic has adapted the content of a full season of Skatoony in line with its mission to create and deliver local content to the region, a statement said.
Launched in English in 2006, Skatoony, combining live action and animation, will bring together over 35 Arab children from across the region in entertaining playoffs to appear throughout 13 weekly 22-minute episodes of Skatoony.
In every episode, Skatoony brings together three cartoon characters and three Arab children to compete through three fast paced rounds of quizzing, with contestants competing to win a place in the Skatoony quiz champ challenge to win prizes.
The show is hosted by ‘Professor Abu El Uraif’ (Chudd Chudders), ‘El Jagal’ (The Earl) and ‘Ashik Dinar’ (Tony Eagle-Eyes) whose names and dialects have been adapted to cater to an ever growing fan base of Cartoon Network Arabic viewers.