104 x 13’ HD
What would you do if an over-the-top giant rabbit burst into your life?Jay Shmufton was a typical 12 year-old until he met Rekkit, a 10-foot tall eccentric rabbit. Rekkit Rabbit ran away from his job as a magician’s assistant in Chakabrak, and crashed into our world… and Jays life!
Now the boy has to cope with his new super-enthusiastic, supernatural, super-clingy friend, whose unreliable magic is going to get this odd couple into the craziest situations.
Rekkit Rabbit is the first pure comedy series created by Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel, Marathon Media, who brought you the international hit series Totally Spies. Rekkit Rabbit screenplays are helmed by a high calibre team including Reid Harrison (The Simpsons, George of the Jungle) & Mitch Watson (Scooby Doo! Mystery incorporated, Catscratch).
Rekkit Rabbit © 2010 Marathon – Jetix Europe Properties Sarl, Luxembourg, Zurich Branch.
Zodiak Kids Secures a Raft of Sales for Cartoon Comedy Rekkit Rabbit
Zodiak Kids, Zodiak Media Group’s children’s production and distribution arm has concluded a number of deals for the children’s hit cartoon comedy Rekkit Rabbit (Season 1 and 2 both 52 x13’).
Rekkit Rabbit, produced by Marathon Media, part of Zodiak Kids, has been sold to Nickelodeon Germany, who has taken Season 1 and TV3 Spain, ETB Spain and Switchover Media’s leading Italian kids’ Channel K2, who will premiere the show in June 2012, have all taken season 1 and 2.
Created by Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel of Marathon Media and helmed by Reid Harrisson (The Simpsons) and Mitch Watson (Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Rekkit Rabbit is a mass appeal cartoon comedy with a very wacky edge.
Originally produced for TF1 and Disney XD, this animated comedy is about Jay, a normal twelve-year old boy and his friend – an eccentric ten-foot tall magical rabbit who has run away from his job as a magician’s assistant. Jay now has to cope with his new super-enthusiastic, supernatural, super-clingy friend, whose unreliable magic is going to get this odd couple into the craziest situations.
Rekkit Rabbit launched on TF1 this spring and is one of their top rating children’s series.
Zodiak Kids holds global rights in all media for the property.
Zodiak Kids’ prodco Marathon Media has been commissioned to produce another 26 x 13’ series for TF1 and Disney XD Europe, taking the total run for the series to 104 episodes. Production starts this September.
This third season commission comes on the heels of the series’ ratings success. Rekkit Rabbit successfully premiered in France on Europe’s leading TV network TF1. Since launch in March 2011, the series already ranks fourth among children aged 4-10 (above hit shows like Spongebob Squarepants and Penguins of Madagascar), with a 21% market share, 6% higher than the slot average. Rekkit Rabbit reaches over 2 million viewers every week on TF1, including 1 million kids aged 4-10.
The series will debut on Disney Europe’s channels in Fall 2011, with the exception of Poland where the show already hit screens with a bang on 8 June: Rekkit Rabbit was the most successful youth launch in the history of Disney XD, Poland’s leading children’s channel. During the whole month of June, Rekkit scored strong triple-digit gains among Kids 4-9 (+109%) and Boys 4-9 (+164%) and double-digit gains among Girls 4-9 (+34%) versus the slot average (January-June 2011 / 11h00).
Rekkit Rabbit is a cartoon comedy series produced by Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel at Marathon Media, part of Zodiak Kids, whose previous credits include Redakai, Gormiti and the worldwide hit Totally Spies. Head writers for the series are Reid Harrisson (The Simpsons, George of the Jungle) and Mitch Watson (Scooby Doo!).