CG-animated preschool series is produced by creators QQD Ltd. in partnership with U.K. producers Belly Up Productions, Israel’s Candy Bear Studios, and Singapore’s Infinite Frameworks.
QQD Ltd. has signed an enhanced acquisition deal with Nick Jr. for a second season of the 3D animated preschool series Zack and Quack. It will air on Nick Jr. channels around the world, including Nick Jr. in the U.S., where it will premiere in the summer of 2016.
Produced by creators QQD Ltd in partnership with U.K. producers Belly Up Productions, Israel's Candy Bear Studios, and Singapore’s Infinite Frameworks, Zack and Quack is a pop-up world of creative play where even the ordinary can be extraordinary...if you use your imagination.
The series features the exciting adventures of an inquisitive seven-year-old boy, Zack and his devoted duck, Quack. In their unique Pop-up World, they use tabs, pulls and other devices to trigger pop ups that create surprising and interactive stories in every episode.
The first season of Zack and Quack received two Annie Award nominations for Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children and Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production.
“We are delighted to be making a second season of Zack and Quack for Nick Jr. following the success of season 1,” said QQD executive Producer Ronen Shani. “With Nickelodeon’s creative input as our global broadcast partner, Zack and Quack has become a worldwide hit.”
“Zack and Quack has delighted Nick Jr. audiences around the world and we are excited to be producing a second series of poptastic adventures!” added Spindrift Media executive Producer Nigel Pickard.
The series is created by Gili Dolev (The Happy Duckling) and Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, Beavis & Butthead). Nigel Pickard and Ronen Shani are the executive producers alongside Yvette Kaplan. QQD Ltd’s Gili Dolev is the supervising director, Erez Gavish is the series Art Director, and Maria O’Loughlin is the Head Writer.
QQD has partnered with world leading toy inventors, JMP, to transform the magical pop-up world of Zack and Quack into inventive toy and play patterns products for the preschool market.
“It’s amazing how well Zack & Quack translates to product,” McCafferty commented. “From an invention perspective, Zack & Quack stands out among kids’ properties through play patterns and themes such as pop-up interactivity, adventure, discovery and imagination. Working with these equities is an inventor’s dream.”
Source: QQD Ltd.