UYoung to Rep Buddy Thunderstruck in China


American Greetings Entertainment (AGE) has teamed up with UYoung Media to sell and distribute all media rights for the animated comedy Buddy Thunderstruck in mainland China.

Buddy Thunderstruck follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog and his albino ferret mechanic. The stop-motion show was created by AGE and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. It debuted as a Netflix original in March 2017.

“We are excited to announce our first deal with UYoung Media that will bring the high-octane adventures of Buddy Thunderstruck to more fans around the world,” said Karen Vermeulen, the head of global sales and co-production at AGE. “We see this as a strategic relationship and can’t wait to see the success of the show in China.”

Clara Yang, the VP of international business at UYoung, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with American Greeting Entertainment on this truly original show. Buddy Thunderstruck [is a] real standout and we look forward to introducing Buddy, the residents of Greasepit and their madcap motor adventures to children and families in China.”