4Kids Entertainment is ready to offer 20 half-hour episodes of its animated comedy series Rocket Monkeys at the upcoming MIPCOM market.
The HD series, produced by 4Kids and Verve Boomstar, was tested online at 4KidsTV.com and was a hit with kids, earning nearly 300,000 streams on a single weekend.
The show, about a pair of monkeys named Gus and Wally on a journey through outer space, will be available for delivery in fall 2010.
‘Broadcasters around the world are eager to introduce new comedy content in their schedules and I am confident that Rocket Monkeys will be one of the most popular series among the MIPCOM Jr. new program entrants,’ says Brian Lacey, EVP International, 4Kids Entertainment. ‘The show’s contemporary graphic look, combined with fast-paced comedy that arises from the conflict between the obsessive compulsive Gus and the free-spirited Wally will be endearing to viewers everywhere.’