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Jetpack Adds New Zealand Toon Panda and Kiwi to its MIPTV Line Up

Jetpack Adds New Zealand Toon Panda and Kiwi to its MIPTV Line Up

4 Apr 2023

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Global kids and family content distributor, Jetpack Distribution, announces it has acquired the international rights (outside of China, New Zealand and MENA) for CGI animated series Panda and Kiwi, ahead of MIPTV this month.

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Panda and Kiwi

The series is a co-production between CCTVA and NHNZ Worldwide. The deal comprises 52x10-minute episodes of the comedy-adventure show for children aged four to seven. The show has aired on CCTV in China and TVNZ+ in New Zealand. The story centres around Hehe the Panda and Kiki the Kiwi, and their friends, who are attempting to avoid capture by the infamous wildlife smuggler Ratty Hat, while trapped on a mysterious uncharted island in the South Pacific. They must find a way of getting off the island and away from the smuggler whose shipwreck they escaped from.

Hehe and Kiki long for home and embark on an ambitious boat building project. Meanwhile Ratty dreams up ways to recapture his lost cargo with the help of his robotic minions. In each episode, the show’s heroes respond to challenges with courage, caring and a sense of humour. The show’s production team includes: Emmy award winning writer Ian McGee, and Theo Baynton, Managing Director of Nyuk Nyuk.

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A truly original show, with a great concept. Panda and Kiwi has strong values around teamwork, courage, friendship and comedy; and kids across the world will get behind the heroic antics of Kiki, Hehe and their friends, in a stunning and mysterious location!

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Gillian Calvert Ridge, Jetpack’s Global Distribution Director - Acquisitions and Development

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