Universal's Sitting Ducks Series Flies Around The World
Universal's SITTING DUCKS, a new CGI children's animated series, has been licensed in multiple international territories. ITV has secured rights to the show in the U.K., with other licenses going to France's TF1, Australia's ABC, Mexico's Televisa S.A., Portugal's TVI and Star TV in Greece. Cable rights to SITTING DUCKS have been acquired by Canada's YTV and by the Nickelodeon Channel in Australia. In the Netherlands, the show will be shown exclusively on the SBS group of channels. SITTING DUCKS is a CGI children's animated series based on the characters created by world-renowned pop artist Michael Bedard. The series follows the feathered citizens of Duck Town, focusing on the unusual friendship of a duck named Bill and his best pal, an alligator named Aldo. SITTING DUCKS is produced by Universal Pictures Visual Programming in association with Sitting Ducks Productions, and is distributed by Universal Studios Television Distribution. "SITTING DUCKS is a unique series. Not only are the characters amazingly appealing and relatable, but the state-of-the-art CGI technology gives the show a warm, theatrical quality," said Universal Studios Television Distribution vice president of children's programming Natalie Osborne. "We're very excited that SITTING DUCKS is taking off around the world and that audiences will have a whole new medium by which to enjoy Michael Bedard's characters and sense of humor."