marblemedia has acquired the North American format rights to produce a version of the popular Cartoon Network U.K. series SKATOONY. Currently in its third season on Cartoon Network, the successful television program pits real kids against cartoon characters in an animated quiz game show format.
The first season enters production this spring and will shoot 13 half-hour English and 13 half-hour French episodes. The series, aimed at kids aged 8 to 12, has been commissioned for TELETOON Canada and is set to premiere in Spring 2010.
SKATOONY is hosted by popular animated characters Chudd Chudders and The Earl. Each week, real life kids compete against cartoon contestants in four rounds of wild game show challenges, with the final contestant taking everything in an against-the-clock-challenge.
marblemedia is also developing an accompanying interactive website for SKATOONY and its characters, allowing kids to get involved in the fast-paced quizzing anytime.