Kung Fu Sock Lands on POP in the U.K.


Federation Kids & Family’s Kung Fu Sock, co-produced by Tencent Video and UYoung Media, arrives on the POP channel in the U.K. next week.

The animated action-comedy series follows the adventures of an 8-year-old girl who stumbles across a talking sock that can transform her into a super heroine. It is set to premiere on POP on July 25.

“We’re really excited to be introducing Kung Fu Sock to a British audience this summer,” said Francesca Newington, director of the POP channels. “It’s an all-out, off-the-wall kung fu fighting action-comedy with an aspirational female lead, perfect for POP, which we hope will engage and inspire our viewers.”

Monica Levy, head of sales at Federation Kids & Family, said, “Kung Fu Sock is one of those unique, zany, fun-filled series that brings a smile to your face—and that goes for some of us that don’t quite fit the 6-9 year demo! It’s a pleasure to have closed this deal with Narrative Entertainment, and we are confident this series will delight U.K. viewers when it airs on POP. With other sales negotiations well underway, further announcements will follow shortly.”

Clara Yang, VP of UYoung Culture and Media Co., added, “We are thrilled to see Kung Fu Sock travel across borders with our partners at Federation Kids & Family. The series has done really well on Tencent in our home territory and with this new pickup from POP in the U.K., following pickup from Discovery LatAm, we’re excited more fans will get to discover and enjoy the show.”