Squeeze: Canadian TV series attracts French broadcaster CANAL+
Québec, Canada – Squeeze is happy to announce that its TV series Cracké will soon be presented by famous French broadcaster CANAL+. Starting in Fall 2016, the 52 one-minute episodes will make kids laugh across France, but also in about 50 territories including Monaco, Andorra, Switzerland, Mauritius, and Africa. This agreement brings to 160 the number of countries and territories that will discover the colourful animated TV series. Created and produced by Squeeze in Québec City, Canada, Cracké is a universal 3D animated slapstick comedy series starring Ed, an anxious ostrich dad, and his beloved brood. With the good intention to protect his eight eggs, Ed will cause trouble and threats, never missing an opportunity to make things worse for himself.
“It’s a real honour for Squeeze to see our TV series being welcome in a country with such a rich film and TV culture,” says Denis Doré, president and co-founder at Squeeze. “Québec and France have always been close, especially when it comes to humour! This collaboration shows once again that the talent made in Québec has a tremendous potential to cross the borders.” “We are pleased to broadcast Cracké on CANAL+ Family. This TV series represents everything we are looking for: absurd humour and a very high quality of animation,” says Laurence Blaevoet, Director of the Youth Division at CANAL+.
In Canada, Cracké is now broadcast on Teletoon. The franchise also comes to life through a mobile video game (Cracké Rush). A second season is already under way for the TV series. Cracké was produced in Canada in collaboration with Teletoon, the Canada Media Fund, the Quebec Refundable Tax Credit for Film and Television Production (managed by SODEC), the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) – CAVCO, the Bell Fund, and the National Bank. Cracké’s growth and commercialization plan is made possible with the financial support of Québec City’s economic development strategy. To watch Cracké’s trailer, visit bit.ly/1szSDBA. For high-resolution photos of Cracké, go to http://bit.ly/2bRclVX. To learn more about the world of Cracké, visit cracke.com or check our Facebook page.
– 30 – About Squeeze Founded in 2011 by Denis Doré and Patrick Beaulieu, two veterans of the animation and video game industries, Squeeze is an award-winning animation studio based in beautiful Quebec City, Canada. Through a team of talented and passionate creators, the studio gives life to epic characters using the magic of 3D animation. The company collaborates with the most prestigious partners, whether local or international, while developing its own original productions. For more information, visit squeezestudio.com. About CANAL+ CANAL+ includes five pay channels and a streaming app (myCanal), with exclusive and original programming in the areas of film, sport, series and entertainment, live or on demand. Among CANAL+ channels, CANAL+ Family offers to film subscribers movies for the entire family, as well as exclusive animation programs. For more information, contact:
Miriam Bard-Dumont Communications and Marketing Director Squeeze Studio Animation M: +1 581-985-7992 firstname.lastname@example.org