Lynette Callaghan & Anna Nugent voice characters in Gingerbread Productions animated television series "SPACE CHICKENS IN SPACE" for Disney...
Directed by Norwegian twins Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten (aka “Twintrash”), “Space Chickens in Space” tells the story of a trio of chickens mistakenly enrolled in an elite inter-galactic academy. Created by José C. García de Letona and Rita Street, with Jordan Gaucher serving as showrunner, “Space Chickens in Space” has been commissioned by Channel 9 Australia and Disney XD EMEA for a season of 52 11-minute episodes. Anima Estudios, Cake, Studio Moshi and Gingerbread (Dublin) co-produce. It will debut in 2018.
The Flatten twins introduced the series via a mock YouTube vid, one playing the ocarina, another describing the series as a “surreal space comedy.”
Outlining content across the Disney Channels portfolio, available in 117 countries and nearly 159 million households in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said Etzi, one goal of the presentation was to emphasize how Disney has ramped up production.
“We have increased production greatly. Disney Television Animation currently has 15 series on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD,” Coleman commented, reviewing new U.S. which will be seen in Europe.
According to Ross, Disney Channels in Europe, Middle East and Africa now has 11 series greenlit and currently in production and 300-plus half-hours of original animation set to deliver over the next two years.
“The TV world is evolving, it’s boosted by tech, but more fragmented, tons of content is available anytime, anywhere. This creates a new situation in terms of competition, “ Etzi said.
“Although TV will remain central to audiovisual viewing, it seems very clear our ecosystem is becoming larger, broader and more complex than in the past. This is a wonderful opportunity for Disney,” Etzi argued.