Nickelodeon Asia Scoops Up Animated Shorts


Nickelodeon Asia has acquired the exclusive pay-TV and non-exclusive VOD rights in Southeast Asia for three animated shorts, including Cracké.

Cracké, Monster in a Box and OUTOPUS will all air on Nickelodeon Asia’s linear channel starting at the end of the month, and selected episodes will be available on the Nickelodeon Play app in Singapore in December 2017. The first of the shorts to broadcast on Nickelodeon Asia and on the app is Cracké (52×1 minute), a 3D animated comedy series produced by Squeeze Studio Animation in Canada.

Nickelodeon also picked up two 2D animated shorts distributed by Monster Entertainment. Monster in a Box (26×1 minute) pits one monster and one unsuspecting dupe against each other to create chaotic situations. The shorts are produced by Eggplant TV and Teletoon in Canada. OUTOPUS (52×1 minute) follows five octopus friends living in a fish tank and is produced by Rocket Cartoons in Costa Rica.

Syahrizan Mansor, the VP of Nickelodeon Asia at Viacom International Media Networks, said, “Content consumption is now across various screens and we find that short-form content with playful stories and laugh-out-loud moments is a sweet spot that does well across all our platforms. These three quirky shorts fit the bill and complement our current programming slate, which will appeal to kids in Southeast Asia.”