Jetix Europe N.V. today announced the launch of the zany animated comedy series KID VS. KAT. Created by Rob Boutilier, the series is being produced by Canada-based Studio B Prods. Inc., a DHX Media Ltd. company, in association with Jetix Europe and Canadian kids broadcaster YTV.
KID VS KAT will debut on Jetix Europes channels from early 2009. Jetix Europe holds TV distribution rights for the 52x11 series across Europe and the Middle East, including Pay TV and Free TV distribution, as well as home video & consumer product rights. Disney-ABC International Television will service the distribution of the television rights to KID VS. KAT for the Jetix Europe-held territories. DHX Medias distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises will handle television, home entertainment and merchandising and licensing rights for the rest of the world.
Studio B received the green light on KID VS. KAT in January 2008 and production is already underway. The Canadian studio was previously commissioned to produce the successful PUCCA property on behalf of Jetix Europe.
KID VS. KAT is about the exaggerated conflict between a demonically malevolent cat and the beleaguered ten-year-old boy to whom it has taken a demented dislike. When Coops spoiled little sister Millie brings home Kat, a stray kitty of mysterious origin, his idyllic life is turned upside-down. Its obvious to Coop that Kat wants to annihilate him; the problem is that by the time his dad comes onto the smoking, debris-littered scene, all evidence pointing to Kat is gone.