DHX Media inks deal with Nickelodeon to air ‘Dorg Van Dango’ in 170+ markets including India
MUMBAI: DHX Media, a global children’s content and brands company, has signed an agreement with Nickelodeon International to telecast its original kid’s series ‘Dorg Van Dango’ in 170+ territories in 2020.
Under the agreement, Dorg Van Dango will air exclusively on Nickelodeon International’s channels, including in the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Spain, Central Eastern Europe, Poland, Israel, Latin America, Asia (excluding China), India, the Middle East and North Africa. Commissioning broadcaster Family Channel will air the new series in Canada.
Production on the series is underway at DHX Media’s Vancouver studio. ‘Dorg Van Dango’ is expected to roll out internationally in 2020.
A brand new animated comedy for six to 11-year-olds, Dorg Van Dango (52 x 11’) follows the adventures of Dorg, a normal kid, living in the very normal town of Normill. That is, until he meets THE MAGICALS: Jet Lazor, the super-cool unicorn; Patronella, an ancient witch; RD, a curious alien; and Yooki, an eerie ghost. They are all escapees from Area 51 and are in desperate need of help and refuge. To have them blend in with the citizens of Normill, Dorg disguises them as teenagers and hides them in the basement in the local shopping mall. With his new best friends attempting to help navigate life’s challenges, Dorg’s world just got a whole lot less normal and a lot more fun.
Dorg Van Dango is based on an original idea by Fabian Erlinghäuser (Song of the Sea, Moone Boy) and Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner, The Secret of Kells) and is developed and produced with assistance from Fís Éirean/Screen Ireland and Creative Europe.