Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nick Jr. Australia And New Zealand To Host World Premiere Of Brand-New CG-Animated Preschool Series "Zack and Quack" In January 2014

Nick Jr. Australia has announced the exciting news in their latest "Nick Jr. News" e-Newsletter (eDM), January 2014, that Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand's local version of the popular preschool channel, will be holding the world premiere of Nickelodeon's brand new CG-animated series "Zack and Quack" on 9:00am on Tuesday 28th January 2014!:
Zack and Quack

It's time to turn the pages, pull the tabs and join Nick Jr. for the world premiere of Zack and Quack! Tune in 9am Tuesday 28th of January to join Zack and his best friend Quack the duck as they adventure through the pages of their amazing world.

"Zack and Quack" (formally titled "Quick, Quack, Duck!") follows the adventures of an inquisitive seven-year-old boy called Zack (formally Remi) and his devoted duck Quack. The duo live in a unique "pop-up world", where they can use tabs, pulls and other devices to trigger popups that create an interactive story. "Zack and Quack" is executive produced by Zodiak MEAA/UK family and kids chief executive Nigel Pickard with The Foundation's ("Summer In Transylvania") Vanessa Hill, alongside Kaplan and QQD's Ronen Shani. Simon Spencer serves as the series showrunner. "Zack and Quack" is based on Bafta-winning short film "The Happy Duckling". The short's director Gili Dolev co-created the new series with Yvette Kaplan ("Ice Age", "Beavis & Butthead").

Nickelodeon picked up the global broadcast rights for the new series, which will debut on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr channels worldwide, including Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, from early 2014, in 2012. Zodiak Kids senior vice-president of global sales and co-production Karen Vermeulen brokered the deal with Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Groups senior vice-president of global acquisitions and international programming Jules Borkent.
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