Nickelodeon International picks up Chop Chop Ninja Challenge
Over 100 territories sold of the App based property
Chop Chop Ninja Challenge (40×1.5’) continues its expansion with new broadcasters and digital platforms on board.
Nickelodeon picked up the ninja slapstick series (PayTV and non-exclusive SVOD rights) for EMEA, South East Asia, Russia and Central Europe, Turkey, Israel and parts of English speaking Africa.
Chinese digital platform giant iQIYI also snapped up the non-exclusive SVOD rights of the series, reporting over 10 million views in the first 2 weeks.
These new agreements broaden the international list of partners already on board, which include Corus’ Teletoon Canada, The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand, pubcaster VRT in Belgium, NRK Super in Norway, and Indonesia’s Indosiar. Sardine Productions also reported last year an agreement with The Walt Disney Company in Latin America (in a deal brokered by Swimming Rabbit), bringing the number of sold territories to over 100.
Chop Chop Ninja Challenge is a co-production between Canada’s Sardine Productions and Gamerizon Studio, in collaboration with TELETOON Canada.
The series delivers with a set of 2 on-line games, which successfully launched last fall on the Teletoon Canada website.
Based on the international Chop Chop game franchise created by Gamerizon Studio and scoring over 19 million downloads worldwide, Chop Chop Ninja Challenge (40 X 1.5’) features four lively ninjas using all their resources to complete a challenge in three tries. They leave it all on the floor, yet never succeed the simplest challenge. The non verbal, highly comedic slapstick shorts allow the audience to see their favourite characters in action. Each failure is spectacular. Three strikes – you’re out!
With a full series (52 X 11’) and 2 Specials (2 X 44’) in development with TELETOON Canada, the shorts are the first part of an exciting extension of the already successful brand.
Chop Chop Ninja Challenge is a co-production between Canada’s Sardine Productions and Gamerizon Studio, in collaboration with TELETOON Canada. International distribution rights (except for Iberia and Latin America) are with GoldBee’s Christophe Goldberger.
Christophe Goldberger, Managing Director at GoldBee: “Chop Chop Ninja’s non verbal comedy works well in all regions of the world. The fact that the series delivers with two successful on-line games, and that the brand has such an extensive track record because of the pre-existing Apps, makes it a competitive choice for traditional and digital platforms alike.”
Ghislain Cyr, President, Sardine Productions: “quote”
For more information, please contact:
Christophe Goldberger, Managing Director
c/ del Secretari Coloma, 2 – 08025 Barcelona Spain
With a long and successful background in the entertainment industry, and an extensive network of high profile contacts, Barcelona based GoldBee provides distribution and consulting services in all areas related to the different steps of creating and exploiting successful IPs and brands, and help raise company’s profile and reach in the international industry.
About Sardine ProductionsSardine Productions is an award-winning producer of youth content enjoyed by kids worldwide. Sardine’s brand is distinctive, timeless, and unequivocal. Based in Montreal, the company is headed by Ghislain Cyr, President and founder. To learn more about Sardine Productions: sardineproductions.com.
About Gamerizon Studio
Located in Montreal, Gamerizon is an independent mobile studio specialized in the development of high quality casual games for mobile platforms. Its «Chop Chop» games have been downloaded over 25 Million times around the world. Chop Chop Ninja, Chop Chop Ninja World and the soon to be released Chop Chop Nation are by far the most popular of the series with the top 3 markets being Canada, China and the USA where it is present on an estimated 30% of mobile devices.