'Rocket Monkeys' Blast onto Nickelodeon

Breakthrough licenses “Rocket Monkeys” to Nickelodeon for launch in Spring 2013.

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Breakthrough Entertainment has licensed Rocket Monkeys to Nickelodeon for its worldwide network, including the U.S., for launch in Spring 2013. The hilarious new animated series is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Teletoon Canada and animation studio Atomic Cartoons.

Rocket Monkeys (26x30) introduces the universe to brothers Gus and Wally. Inexplicably charged with carrying out all kinds of important missions, these hapless monkeynauts tend to cause more intergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily they have plenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot. Gus and Wally may not have the brainpower of the Rocket Chickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger for adventure -- and by “adventure” we mostly mean “bananas.”

“We are extremely pleased to bring the off-the-wall antics of Rocket Monkeys to Nickelodeon in the U.S. and worldwide. We have always valued our relationship with Nickelodeon, which has remained supportive of Breakthrough programming throughout the years, and look forward to furthering our association with the launch of Rocket Monkeys,” said Ira Levy, Co-Managing Director of Breakthrough Entertainment.

Rocket Monkeys is a great fit for our global network, a funny, energetic, laugh-out-loud comedy that we are confident our audiences around the world will love,” said Jules Borkent, Senior Vice President of Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Nickelodeon and so proud that Rocket Monkeys will find a home alongside some of the funniest and most beloved characters in animation history,” said Joan Lambur, Executive Producer for Breakthrough Entertainment.

The show is created by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, and developed by Alex Galatis and Mark Evestaff (who also serves as the show’s producer). Executive Producers include Ira Levy, Joan Lambur and Peter Williamson. Partial funding for Rocket Monkeys is provided by the Shaw Rocket Fund.

Source: Breakthrough Entertainment

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