Those who were waiting for a major U.S. cabler to pick up Decode/Aardman’s fun comedy show Planet Sketch have a big smile on their faces today. That’s because Nicktoons has picked up the CG-animated sketch comedy show (26 X 11-mintes) for a spring airdate.
‘We are excited to be working with Decode and Aardman Animations to provide our viewers were great stories, cutting-edge animation and all-around entertaining programming,’ says Keith Dawkins, Nicktoons’ VP and general manager. ‘We take great pride in having established ourselves as a home for fresh content, and Planet Sketch delivers all of this wrapped up in one series.’
Commissioned by TELETOON Canada and the UK’s CiTV, Planet Sketch has been acquired by France 3, ABC Australia, Jetix Europe, Cartoon Network Asia Pacific and Cartoon Network Latin America, WDR ARD in Germany, TV 12 Singapore, Belgium’s VRT, Denmark’s TV2 and South Africa’s M-Net. It recently premiered on Nickelodeon in France.
Planet Sketch has a cast of silly characters including Street Rappers, a group of moody guys who secretly like playing skipping games, the Gnaughty Gnomes who delight in playing gross-out pranks on innocent passers by, and the Parping Ponies’two flatulent horses who never manage to hold down a decent job. In addition to Aardman, Canada’s C.O.R.E. Digital works on the show’s animation.