Jetpack Distribution announces it has acquired the worldwide rights for New Zealand-based Vinewood Animation’s Welcome to Cardboard City.
The deal includes seasons one and two (each 10 x 5 minutes) and the multi-award winning 9-minute special (Fire in Cardboard City) of the comedy animated series, which targets children aged six plus and their families.
Welcome to Cardboard City is a hilarious, action packed, mini-BLOCKBUSTER animation – literally - made out of cardboard. Each season consists of two story-arcs spread over five episodes. All with cliff hanger endings.
Each instalment features action-based blockbuster comedy stories, slapstick hilarity and razor-sharp dialogue. In Cardboard City giant robots attack, aliens make unwelcome contact and radio-active slime turns everyday bungling heroes into bonafide super-powered superheroes. Imagine the characters from The Office and Parks and Recreation placed in the blockbuster worlds of Independence Day, Godzilla the MCU and Star Wars Universe.
Guest stars have included Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and Ian Brown (The Stone Roses). The series won Best Children’s Television Show at the New Zealand Television Awards 2019.
The series has aired on TVNZ in New Zealand (where it was a ratings winner) and the special has been bought by various networks across Europe including HBO Europe, NBC Universal, YLE and RTP.
Welcome to Cardboard City is based on the globally successful special short film Fire in Cardboard City. Which has won awards at film festivals around the world including Tribeca, LA Shorts, Naples, San Diego, Berlin and Amazon.com. The New Yorker requested the film for their prestigious Screening Room short film website. The series won Best Children’s Television Show at the New Zealand Television Awards 2019.
The show is made through a combination of 3D animation and motion capture.