Nickelodeon has ordered Kung Fu Panda: The Series, a new CG-animated comedy based on 2008’s hit film. The network ordered 26 episodes of the series.
This is Nick’s second co-production with DreamWorks Animation, following up on the successful The Penguins of Madagascar, which premiered on March 28th as the most-watched series premiere in the network’s history (6.1 million viewers). Since then, ‘Penguins’ has become the second most-watched program on the network among kids 6-11, behind only SpongeBob SquarePants.
“Our seamless collaboration with DreamWorks Animation has now reached an anticipated 78 half-hours of unparalleled television CG animation,” said Brown Johnson, president of animation for Nickelodeon. “With the pick-up of ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Series,’ we are thrilled to be bringing to our audience the rich stories and energy-packed character and action sequences Po the panda delivered on the big screen.”