Zodiak Kids Signs Joint Production Deal for 3D Animated Preschool Series “Quick, Quack, Duck!”

Zodiak Kids, Zodiak Media’s children’s production and distribution arm, has secured a three way international co-production deal for 3D animated preschool series Quick, Quack, Duck!

Quick, Quack, Duck!, will be a 52 x 11’ series, created and produced by Zodiak Kids production company The Foundation in partnership with Korean animation studio High 1 Entertainment and Tel Aviv based QQD Limited, the creators of the original concept.

Quick, Quack, Duck! is a pop-up world of creative play where even the ordinary can be extraordinary… if you use your imagination. The series features the exciting adventures of an inquisitive seven year old boy called Remi and his devoted duck called Quack. In their unique Pop-up World, they use tabs, pulls and other devices to trigger pop ups that in every episode create a surprising and interactive story for them and the pre-school audience to enjoy together.

Nigel Pickard, CEO Zodiak MEAA/UK Family and Kids, comments: “Quick, Quack, Duck! will be a unique 3D animated series that will not only be entertaining, but also educational for young children. We are delighted to have brought such strong co-production partners for the series on board.”

Karen Vermeulen, SVP Global Sales and Coproduction, Zodiak Kids adds: “I am sure this delightful project will be well-received at MIPTV, and we look forward to announcing broadcast partners in due course.”

Jerry Jung, Head of High1 Entertainment Animation Division, said: “I believe young children will enjoy Quick, Quack, Duck! and we look forward to start production with such great partners.”

Quick, Quack, Duck! is based on a short film called The Happy Duckling which received a host of awards since launch in 2008 – including a Scottish BAFTA and Best Short Film at Cartoons On The Bay. The series has been co-created by Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, Beavis & Butthead) and Gili Dolev (The Happy Duckling). The Foundation’s Nigel Pickard and Vanessa Hill are the executive producers alongside QQD Ltd’s Ronen Shani.  Simon Spencer is the show runner and Erez Gavish is the series Art Director.   Zodiak Kids retains worldwide rights to the property.