BLE 08: Galleon seeking further licensees

Skunk Fu and Apollo's Pad shown to industry at two day event.
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Galleon Entertainment has made its animated kids property Skunk Fu and its young adult multi-format property Apollo's Pad available to licensees.

The Skunk Fu franchise has already been a hit in key territories, with the toy lines due to roll out in the UK and US in 2009. In addition, last month Dragonfruit Studios in the US licensed the exploitation rights to Apollo's Pad. The deal is to generate broader distribution across global digital entertainment networks, brand integration with the property, characters and music videos, plus to grow the property's community.

Apollo's Pad is a series of over 100 webisodes set in the fictional Apollo's Pad nightclub, with a cast of characters modelled after different musical genres. The series takes classic music tracks and adds humour and animation.

Skunk Fu, meanwhile, launched on BBC1 in July 2007, premiering in the US in September of the same year. The licensed merchandise began to roll out last year with home entertainment giant Warner Music Group signing the first UK DVD licensing deal.

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