Disney Junior has acquired UYoung and Little Airplane Productions’ new preschool comedy series "P. King Duckling" (52 x 11) for several of its global territories including the U.S., Latin America, India, Korea and South East Asia.
The deal was brokered by children’s media executive Sander Schwartz (formerly of Fremantle and Warner Bros.) on behalf of UYoung and Little Airplane.
Currently in production and aimed at kids ages 2 to 7, the series will air across Disney Junior channels in late 2016.
Disney Junior China has also taken non-exclusive secondary rights to the show, which will air on its Little Dragon Club programming block from next year.
"P. King Duckling" follows the feathery adventures of an extremely intrepid, but slightly hapless, young duck and his two best friends, Chumpkins and Wombat.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Disney Junior on board as our broadcast partner for 'P. King Duckling' across much of the world," says Josh Selig, founder, Little Airplane Productions. "It's been a true pleasure to work with the very talented team at UYoung, and we’re delighted that the series will air in both China and the U.S. on Disney platforms, as our goal was always to make a fresh and original preschool comedy that would appeal to children and their families in both countries.”