Galleon Holdings plc, the U.K.-based intellectual property owner, developer and manager, has licensed the U.K. DVD rights of series one of its hit animated series SKUNK FU! to Warner Music Group.
"This is the first licensed deal received for the U.K.," said Galleon CEO Stephen Green, "and we are delighted to be working with a partner of this calibre in a key category like DVD's."
SKUNK FU! (52x13), aimed at 6-12 year old children, follows the adventures of a skunk who is accidentally dropped into China by a wayward stork as a child, and has to learn the ways of kung fu to defend the animals of the valley from the evil mountain dragon and his henchmonkies. SKUNK FU! launched on BBC 1 last month with strong ratings. The animated series, airing on weekdays at 3:50 pm and on weekends on CBBC, has already achieved a 20% market share (Source: BARB) and is the highest-rated kids show in its timeslot.
The series has already been sold in 35 territories, including Canal J (France), Super RTL (Germany), RAISAT (Italy), ABC (Australia), TG4 (Ireland), SVT (Sweden) and RTBF (Belgium), Cartoon Network (Australia/Asia), with deals to be shortly announced in the USA, Norway and Free Television in France, among others.
SKUNK FU! is produced by Cartoon Saloon and distributed worldwide by Cake Distribution (a subsidiary of Cake Ent.). Galleon controls worldwide licensing and merchandising rights for the property in addition to being a joint owner of the property.