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Zodiak Kids Launches Ground-Breaking Get Blake! at Mipcom


Marathon Media redefines sci-fi with a unique slapstick animated 52x11' comedy series

Zodiak Kids is delighted to announce the launch of Marathon Media's brand new production Get Blake! (52x11') an exciting new cartoon style comedy series filled with visual gags and delirious characters, developed in partnership with Nickelodeon and Gulli.

For Get Blake!'s market debut, Zodiak Kids is launching a special initiative at the Mipjunior market in Cannes this weekend. Zodiak Kids is offering complimentary Get Blake! branded Tuk-tuk Express rides to and from the Palm Beach on Saturday and Sunday with stops at Palais and the main hotels on the Croisette.

Get Blake! is a hilarious new animated comedy featuring 13 year-old Blake Myers, and his best friend Mitch, who constantly find themselves under siege by three squirrels in their city block. These are not just regular Earth-squirrels… They're alien squirrels! These "Squaliens" have been sent from the future with one secret goal: capture Blake in order to prevent him from one day becoming Blake Myers, Space Ranger. Hero. Defeater of Squaliens. But this trio of silly, alien squirrels quickly learn that operation Get Blake isn't easy as it sounds…

Eryk Casemiro, CCO Marathon Media comments: "After years of doing light-hearted action such as Totally Spies or Martin Mystery, this is the first broad comedy series for Marathon Media, employing an American comic sensibility while preserving the distinctive French artistic style."

"We're excited to bring GET BLAKE! to our Nickelodeon audiences," commented Jules Borkent, SVP, Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks. "GET BLAKE! is a fresh new series that will keep kids laughing, and complement our existing line-up of funny, character driven content currently airing on our Nickelodeon channels globally."

Caroline Cochaux, TV broadcast and programs Executive Director France & international, Lagardère Active, comments: « Humor is one of the reasons for the remarkable success of Gulli, the leading kids channel in France. It is a real pleasure to be part of the GET BLAKE! adventure and we are thrilled to bring this tremendous asset to our audience in a few months.»

The series boasts world-renowned creative teams with long-standing credentials in animation including director Daniel Klein, executive producer Eryk Casemiro; and Derek Dressler (Kick Buttowski, Johnny Test, Breadwinners and Annoying Orange), who supervised the writing.

The TV broadcast launch is planned for this Fall on Nickelodeon US and then on Gulli.

Zodiak Kids holds worldwide TV and licensing rights to the series.