Jetpack Distribution has acquired rights to two 2D animated shows from Paris-based animation studio Samka – Viking Skool and Once Upon A Time… Objects.
The deal sees Jetpack acquire the worldwide rights (excluding France) for 26 x 22-minute episodes of 2D comedy animation Viking Skool and 78 x 7-minute episodes of 2D edu-tainment animated series Once Upon a Time…Objects. Both target 6-10-year-olds.
Viking Skool is a co-production between Samka and Cartoon Saloon, which centres on a ‘Viking Skool’ that trains the very best to be future Viking leaders.
Ylva, Erik and Arni are three friends brought together at the ‘skool’, although for them becoming a Viking is a long shot. Bound together by their outlier status, their friendship grows as they meet various challenges.
Viking Skool is due to air on Disney Channels and Disney+ across EMEA and on FranceTV in France.
Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time…Objects is a comedy edu-tainment based co-production between Samka and Procidis, the creators of the original IP (Once Upon a Time…) upon which the show is based.
It is currently in development and is due to air in France on FranceTV, Israel on HOT, in Switzerland on RTS and in the World on TV5MONDE.
The lead protagonist is Maestro, an animated hero who first appeared on French TV screens in 1978. In this new series, children discover everyday objects, such as a football, a fork or a mirror, and Maestro tells them fascinating and often hilarious stories behind each one.
Dominic Gardiner, Jetpack’s CEO: said: “Viking Skool and Once Upon a Time…Objects are two brilliant additions that demonstrate what we’re all about as a business. With incredible and impressive creative leadership from Samka, Cartoon Saloon and Procidis, we are proud to bring these to the market.”