Pet Alien, the new animated series from Mike Young Prods. (MYP), has been acquired by Cartoon Network Europe to air in nine territories including Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Distributed by MYP’s newly formed subsidiary, Taffy Ent., the CG sci-fi comedy is set to debut in January 2005.
Based on a property created by Jeff Muncy of John Doze Studios, the screwball series is aimed at kids 6-11 and contains a lot of physical gags à la Looney Tunes. Extraterrestrial visitors Dinko, Gumpers, Flip, Swanky and Scruffy take up residence with 12 year old Earth boy named Tommy Cadle and try to help him in every aspect of his complicated, pre-adolescent life. In the process, they turn his existence inside out and upside down.
MYP’s co-producers on the series include Antefilm/TF1 of France, Crest of India and Telegael of Ireland.
In addition to Pet Alien, Taffy distributes MYP’s Emmy Award-winning, 3D-animated PBS series, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, and the upcoming ToddWorld for Discovery Kids and TLC.