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 extraordinaryâ€¦ 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. Â Simon Spencer is the show runner and Erez Gavish is the series Art Director.Â Â Zodiak Kids retains worldwide rights to the property.