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UYoung to Distribute 'Buddy Thunderstruck' in China

Stop-motion series is a creation of American Greetings Entertainment and Stoopid Buddies Stoodios.

UYoung Media will distribute in China the stop-motion series 'Buddy Thunderstruck.'

LOS ANGELES -- American Greetings Entertainment has partnered with Uyoung Media to sell and distribute all media rights for the stop-motion comedy series Buddy Thunderstruck in mainland China.

Buddy Thunderstruck, the action-comedy show created by AGE and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic in the race-obsessed town of Greasepit.

“We are excited to announce our first deal with UYoung Media that will bring the high-octane adventures of Buddy Thunderstruck to more fans around the world,” said Karen Vermeulen, head of global sales and co-production at American Greetings Entertainment. “We see this as a strategic relationship and can’t wait to see the success of the show in China.”

The show premiered March 17, 2017, as a Netflix Original series and was recently nominated for the Annie Awards for character design in an animated television or broadcast production and best animated television or broadcast production for children.

“We are delighted to be partnering with American Greeting Entertainment on this truly original show,” said Clara Yang, VP international business at UYoung. “Buddy Thunderstruck has real stand out and we look forward to introducing Buddy, the residents of Greasepit and their madcap motor adventures to children and families in China.”

Source: American Greetings Entertainment

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