Press Release from Bardel Distribution
VANCOUVER -- Bardel Distribution has secured a broadcast deal for its newest CG series, ZEKE'S PAD with Radio-Canada. "We're happy to be working with Radio-Canada again", says CEO, Delna Bhesania. "ZEKE'S PAD is a wonderful fit for SRC's audience, and we're happy to have the show air in both of Canada's official languages."
ZEKE'S PAD was produced as an official co-production between Bardel Entertainment Inc., Leaping Lizard Productions Inc., and Avrill Stark Entertainment PTY Ltd. The animated series features 14-year-old Zeke Palmer, skateboarder and artist extraordinaire, who has an electronic drawing pad that is totally wired. Mysteriously wired. Somehow, it makes Zeke's drawings come to life. So extreme things can happen, but for every action, there is a reaction, and things just never turn out the way Zeke had imagined. Ever.
The program has been pre-sold in English Canada to YTV and to Channel 7 in Australia and ZDF in Germany. It has also been sold to Canal+ Family in France. The series is distributed through Bardel Distribution Inc. in North and South America, the UK and Eire, and through Studio 100 Media in the rest of the world. The program was funded through the Canadian Television Fund, The Shaw Rocket Fund, and the Independent Production Fund, and development for the project was funded through the Canadian Television Fund, Telefilm Canada, the COGECO Program Development Fund, and British Columbia Film. Additional information on the program can be found on its website, www.zekespadinfo.com.