Québec-based animation studio Squeeze inks agreement for its new short form property with French broadcaster CANAL+ in 50 territories including Monaco, Andorra, Switzerland, Mauritius and Africa.
QUÉBEC CITY, QC – Squeeze has announced that its TV series Cracké will soon be presented by French broadcaster CANAL+. Starting in Fall 2016, the 52 one-minute episodes will make kids laugh across France as well as in about 50 territories including Monaco, Andorra, Switzerland, Mauritius, and Africa. This agreement brings the number of countries and territories to 160 that will have the opportunity to enjoy the colorful animated TV series.
Created and produced by Squeeze in Québec City, Canada, Cracké is a universal 3D animated slapstick comedy series starring Ed, an anxious ostrich dad, and his brood. With good intentions of protecting his eight eggs, Ed causes trouble and never misses an opportunity to make things worse for himself.
"It's a real honor for Squeeze to see our TV series being welcome in a country with such a rich film and TV culture," said Denis Doré, president and co-founder at Squeeze. "Québec and France have always been close, especially when it comes to humor! This collaboration shows once again that the talent made in Québec has a tremendous potential to cross the borders."
"We are pleased to broadcast Cracké on CANAL+ Family. This TV series represents everything we are looking for, absurd humor and a very high quality of animation," commented Laurence Blaevoet, Director of the Youth Division at CANAL+.
In Canada, Cracké is broadcast on Teletoon. The franchise also comes to life through a mobile video game (Cracké Rush). A second season is already under way for the TV series.