Malaysian animated series Chuck Chicken clucks its way to regional viewers, as the show begins airing on Disney Channel South-East Asia this August.
Produced by Malaysia’s Animasia Studio, the 52-episode, 11-minute show has just been licensed to Disney Channel and will be coming to audiences in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. Animasia Studio also produces the popular cartoon, Bola Kampung.
Set in the bird-filled island of Rocky Perch, Chuck Chicken follows the adventures of Chuck, who after inheriting a special amulet in the shape of a golden egg, has powerful abilities and uses them to protect inhabitants of the island.
Production on the series took 18 months and 100 Malaysian talents to complete.
“We are so excited to have Disney Channel on board as our broadcast partner to telecast Chuck Chicken in South-East Asia, as it will soon join the ranks of other world-class animation properties on Disney Channel such as Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures and Camp Lakebottom,” Animasia Studio managing director Edmund Chan said in a press release.
Funding for Chuck Chicken was provided by the Malaysian Government under the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia.
Finas director general Datuk Kamil Othman added: “Animasia Studio is now in the same league as the other world class animation studios and this is a testament to the strength of our local talents and entertainment industry. We will continue to produce more world class contents as this is only the beginning of what’s to come.”