Toronto, Canada -- Breakthrough Entertainment received a further order of 26 half-hour episodes from TELETOON Canada for the company’s over-the-top outer space comedy-adventure animated series Rocket Monkeys. The renewal announcement was made by Ira Levy, Co-Managing Director of Breakthrough Entertainment and Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content, TELETOON Canada Inc.
“Gus and Wally are two of the finest monkeys we have ever done business with,” said Gregg. “Of course, it was a tough negotiation – their agent is a gorilla. Still, you can’t argue with success and Rocket Monkeys’ratings have been out of this world. We’re glad to go along for the ride.”
“We’re thrilled TELETOON has made the decision to renew Rocket Monkeys for 26 more episodes. It is amazing the kind of positive results a production company can get while tying the head of programming up to the exterior of a space rocket,” added Joan Lambur, Executive Producer for Breakthrough Entertainment.
The series renewal comes at a time when Rocket Monkeys is also experiencing impressive numbers in the US where the animated series airs on Nickelodeon.
Rocket Monkeys is made with love and dedication by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with TELETOON Canada and animation studio, Atomic Cartoons. Mark Evestaff will continue to serve out his sentence as the series’ showrunner.
Rocket Monkeys stars 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 Luckily they have plenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot. While they may be operating on limited brainpower and even less guts, Gus and Wally do have a hunger for adventure -- and by “adventure” we mostly mean “bananas.”
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