New 3D-animated series from Canadian animation studio Squeeze will be available to kids from 100 countries and territories of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
QUÉBEC CITY, QC – Squeeze announced that its TV series Cracké has been acquired by Disney EMEA. Starting June 2016, 52 one-minute episodes will air across the Disney Channel multiplex in close to 100 countries and territories of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Created and produced by Squeeze in Quebec City, Canada, Cracké is a universal 3D animated slapstick comedy series starring Ed, an anxious ostrich dad, and his beloved brood. With the good intention to protect his eight eggs, Ed will cause trouble and threats, never missing an opportunity to make things worse for himself.
“We’re very excited to see that our paranoid ostrich, created in Quebec City, will make more and more families laugh across the planet,” commented Denis Doré, Squeeze’s President and Co-Founder. “From the very beginnings, we wanted to produce a TV series of very high quality with universal appeal. The relationship with Disney means a lot to us, confirming that our talent here has real potential to travel the world.”
Cracké is coming to life in 2016 through a television series, a mobile video game and a mobile animated comic book. These creations represent the first step of an international brand that can live on many platforms and through a variety of products. A second season is already in development.
Cracké was produced in Canada in collaboration with Teletoon, the Canada Media Fund, the Quebec Refundable Tax Credit for Film and Television Production (managed by SODEC), the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) – CAVCO, the Bell Fund, and the National Bank. Cracké’s growth and commercialization plan is made possible with the financial support of Québec City’s economic development strategy.