Nickelodeon to launch DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda series


MUMBAI: Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of its second co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. – Kung Fu Panda: The Series.

Kung Fu Panda: The Series, a new CG animated comedy series is adapted from the studio’s 2008 blockbuster film. This development strengthens the strategic alliance between the two.

The announcement comes six weeks after Nickelodeon’s 28 March debut of the CG-animated series The Penguins of Madagascar, which ranked as the most-watched series premiere in the network’s history, drawing 6.1 total million viewers (P2+).

Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids & Family Group president for animation Brown Johnson said, "Our seamless collaboration with DreamWorks Animation has now reached an anticipated 78 half-hours of unparalleled television CG animation. With the pick-up of Kung Fu Panda: The Series, we are thrilled to be bringing to our audience the rich stories and energy-packed character and action sequences Po the panda delivered on the big screen."

"We are thrilled to extend our ongoing collaboration with Nickelodeon, whose creative expertise in producing hit TV series is second to none. The characters and worlds we originally created for Kung Fu Panda are particularly well-suited to be further developed and explored in new and exciting ways," said DreamWorks Animation COO Ann Daly.

Kung Fu Panda: The Series, is based on DreamWorks Animation’s feature film, Kung Fu Panda, which has grossed over $630 million at the worldwide box office.