As further proof that Kung Fu-fighting animals are in vogue these days, Cartoon Network has picked up Skunk Fu! from Cake Distribution and plans to begin airing the animated series in the U.S. on Tuesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. (ET/PT). The show should benefit a bit from all the hype surrounding DreamWorks Animation’s feature film Kung Fu Panda, which hits theaters on June 6.
Created by Aidan Harte, Skunk Fu! is a series of 52 13-minute episodes that revolve around a young western skunk learning Kung Fu from a wise old Panda in China so that he can help the resistance fight against the evil Dragon and his army of Ninja Monkeys. The show features madcap humor and adventure themes aimed at kids aged 6-11
‘The Cartoon Network broadcast will provide a fertile basis for the further roll out of Skunk Fu! in the United States,’ coments Ed Galton, managing director of Cake Distribution. ‘We already knew from our first outing on the Kids’ WB! that our little Skunk has legs and this is the dream opportunity to see the series blossom further through much improved exposure to its target audience.’
Skunk Fu! is a Cartoon Saloon, Cake Ent. and Telegael co-production for TG4 in Ireland and Super RTL in Germany. The series is currently airing on the BBC, France 5 and Super RTL, among other international broadcasters. All audiovisual exploitation rights are controlled by Cake Distribution and all licensing and merchandising rights are controlled by Galleon Plc.