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Nickelodeon Acquires Canadian Cartoon 'Rocket Monkeys' for Global Network

The monkeynauts series from Breakthrough Entertainment and animation studio Atomic Cartoons will bow in spring 2013.

TORONTO – Nickelodeon has acquired the Canadian Rocket Monkeys animated series from indie producer Breakthrough Entertainment and studio Atomic Cartoons for its worldwide network, including the U.S.

The cartoon series, comprising 26 half hours, focuses on brothers Gus and Wally as hapless monkeys in space causing more intergalactic calamity than frontier exploration.

Rocket Monkeys is to air on Teletoon Canada here.

Rocket Monkeys is a great fit for our global network, a funny, energetic, laugh-out-loud comedy that we are confident our audiences around the world will love,” said Jules Borkent, senior vp of global acquisitions and international programming at Nickelodeon, in a statement.

The animated series is created by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, and developed by producers Alex Galatis and Mark Evestaff.

Executive producers are Ira Levy, Joan Lambur and Peter Williamson.