Montreal, Canada — Montreal-based Sardine Productions in co-production with Gamerizon Studio, have signed a development deal with TELETOON Canada to bring the Chop Chop Ninja universe to television screens and beyond. The Chop Chop Ninja downloadable game has reached more than 5 million downloads worldwide. A second game, Chop Chop Ninja World, is in production for release in 2012.

The series follows lead character and super ninja Iro who decides to defend his town from evil overlords and their evil underlings while attempting to win the coveted title of CChop Chop Ninja. The television series and new game will be inextricably linked in numerous and novel ways to create a truly transmedia experience and new benchmark in the industry. The partnership brings together experts in their fields who understand the importance of a multiple screen and multiple format approach in building success in 2012. The project includes 52 X 11 minute episodes, 52 X 1 minute episodes as well as original web based material.

Chop Chop Ninja brings television to a whole new level. This unique series will expand TELETOON’s senses with experiences on-screen, online and more,” said Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content, TELETOON Canada Inc. “Working with a remarkable group of talent, we continue to be inspired by the development of this property.”

“Iro, the hero of Chop Chop Ninja is a fun and bold character. He fits in perfectly with the slate of larger than life characters on TELETOON.” says Ghislain Cyr, President of Sardine Productions.

“We look forward to working with TELETOON on this very integrated project. It’s perfect for their brand of innovative thinking and a great fit with Gamerizon Studio.” says Alex Sakiz, CEO of Gamerizon.

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