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Netflix Adopts Jacinth Tan’s ‘Sharkdog’



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Netflix Adopts Jacinth Tan’s ‘Sharkdog’

Netflix and ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) announce Sharkdog — a new 20 x 7-minute animated series from first-time Singaporean creator Jacinth Tan. Produced by VIS in partnership with Singapore-based CGI studio One Animation (Oddbods), the series will roll out to audiences worldwide in 2021.

The series follows 10-year-old Max and his best friend Sharkdog — half shark, half dog, all appetite. Blissfully unaware of his own strength, stealth and general sharkiness, Sharkdog often leaves a trail of chaos in his wake. But, like all good half-dogs, he’s Max’s BFF and Max is his.

Sharkdog is VIS’ first internationally originated global animated series for Netflix. It is also the first animated series from Singapore to come out of Nickelodeon’s Global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop long-form original comedy-driven content for kids globally.

The concept was previously developed as a short-form digital series for the Nickelodeon Play App in Asia.

Pictured: Sharkdog short still and development artwork by Jacinth Tan.




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