Nick picks up “Quick Quack Duck”

We don’t cover pre-school here as much as we should, but I’m particularly proud to post today’s announcement by Nickelodeon concerning the pick-up of 52 episodes of Quick Quack Duck. Co-created by my girlfriend Yvette Kaplan (Beavis and Butt-head Do America) and Gili Dolev (The Happy Duckling), the show has been several years in development and is about to commence production in Israel. As you can see by the pilot clip above, the series is set in a ‘pop-up book’ world and has a unique paper sculpture look, courtesy of art director Erez Gavish. The show won’t debut for over a year, but I already know it’s going to be a winner. Congratulations Yvette, Gili, Erez and producer Ronen Shani! You did it!


  • Dave W

    Wow! That looks excellent! Good work to everyone involved.

  • OtherDan

    It’s beautiful. But, “… and is about to commence production in Israel”. Why isn’t it being produced in the US?-kind of a rhetorical question I suppose.

    • Ken

      Gili is from and based in Israel. Why should it be made in the US? :P

      • Christian

        So. Where’s it being shown, Israel or the US?

    • Paul B

      And also the original short film, which is the inspiration for the show was entirely created in Scotland.

  • http://thetinyorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/holiday John Halfpenny

    Charming.

  • Adam P

    Congrats! Yvette is one of the good ones out there.

  • http://janetperlman.com janet perlman

    Yay! So Pop-uppy!

  • http://awprunes.com Larry Levine

    Looks great!!

  • http://www.punkrobot.cl antonia herrera

    Wow, I am blown away by the beautiful art of the show! Every little thing looks in place and reflects the storybook look. Congratulations to all involved.

  • tomm

    nice looking show

  • http://Www.slaptoons.com Gavin

    Yvette is awesome. Congrats!

  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron B.

    Very charming and very awesome. The art direction alone makes me want to explore that entire universe.

    The pop-up book / folding paper style reminds me of South Korea-based VIX Creative Studio, whose cartoon TT PANG PANG RESCUE does something similar, though certainly without as much of an emphasis on environmental design.

  • http://midnightheist.deviantart.com/ Scott

    Ha, I totally misread the tagline at the end.
    Looks great though. :)

  • http://croovman.deviantart.com/gallery/ Stav Levi (croovman)

    Israel representin’. Congrats!

  • http://www.bobharper.net Bob Harper

    As a purveyor in preschool programming I am glad to see more, much needed, quality content for the “youngens” Congrats Yvette and crew!

  • http://www.spunkyddog.com Ray McCarthy Bergeron

    What an awesome idea! Jealous that I didn’t think of it first. The universe of this show will be amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this type of content. Great imagination too.

  • Rod Tramonte

    What actually caught my attention in this note was “my girlfriend Yvette Kaplan” ;-)

  • http://gallery.bellefree.com/dabeagle Dean Yeagle

    Congratulations, Yvette – I’m so glad this was picked up finally! Charming, clever idea done beautifully. I love it. Best of luck with it!
    Dean