"Kung Fu Pork Choppers!"
Jetpack Distribution has acquired the rights for the all-new animated series "Kung Fu Pork Choppers" from global licensing company Centa IP, and it will be launching the series to global buyers at MIPCOM Cannes 2022. The deal comprises two seasons of 52 x 11-minute episodes of the CGI animated comedy-action-adventure series, full of antics and side-splitting humour, targeting four-to-eight-year olds.
Jetpack’s global director of distribution - acquisitions and development, Gillian Calvert-Ridge, says: “This toon is genuinely hilarious and will have kids across the globe squealing with delight! It’s been a number one hit in China for many years now and has all the attributes kids love, tonnes of humour, adventure and action - all with a strong porcine theme! . We’re very proud to present this at MIPCOM. And we’re certain kids beyond China are going to love it!”
The original series GG Bond (meaning Pig Hero in Chinese) launched in China in 2005 and has been consistently in the top five rated shows every year since, on average holding five of the top 10 kids’ slots each week. The first three seasons of "Kung Fu Pork Choppers" are produced by China-based Winsing in collaboration with CraneKahn. They are currently airing on more than 100 channels in China, including CCTV and Kaku, where it’s the number one kids show, with an audience of 700 million views across all online platforms.
Winsing Animation Group has committed to at least 300 episodes, which will see multiple seasons of the hit series produced. "Kung Fu Pork Choppers" is building an extensive licensing and merchandising programme, with all rights being handled by Centa IP.
Centa IP’s CEO, Gail Mitchell, commented: “We absolutely love this property – the humour, the adventure, the cast and the storylines. We have no doubt that this series will be a huge success and are very proud to be presenting it to the rest of the world alongside Jetpack Distribution.”
Al Kahn, CEO of CraneKahn says: "It's a rarity to discover one show in a lifetime that has the hallmarks of a global hit. I saw it in 'Pokemon' and 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' and both became a worldwide phenomenon, and are still going gang busters 25 years later. When I first saw 'GGBond' I was in hog heaven and knew lightning had not only struck twice, but a third time as well!
It’s been a number one hit in China for many years now and has all the attributes kids love, tonnes of humour, adventure and action - all with a strong porcine theme!” Gillian Calvert-Ridge Jetpack’s global director of distribution - acquisitions and development