BuzzFeed + Frederator Network Partner on 'Chikn Nuggit'BuzzFeed + Frederator Network Partner on 'Chikn Nuggit'
Genius Brands’ consumer products’ division will develop the “Chikn Nuggit” retail program and a full IP slate.
June 22, 2023
Through its Frederator Network subsidiary, Genius Brands International (soon to become Kartoon Studios) and BuzzFeed to develop the latest animated series, “Chikn Nuggit,” as part of the companies’ exclusive first-look content deal, announced earlier this year.
Isabel Schultz, director, development, Frederator Network will head global content sales. Genius Brands’ consumer products’ division will develop the “Chikn Nuggit” retail program and a full IP slate in close partnership with BuzzFeed Animation Lab.
Frederator and BuzzFeed’s Animation Lab will develop a premium content series for “Chikn Nuggit” based on the original shorts created by Kyra Kupetsky. “Chikn Nuggit” is a gender-inclusive, online animated comedy series about a weird, long-eared dog named Chikn Nuggit and his fast-food-named friends. The shorts have attained the adoration of fans worldwide for their sweet and surreal adventures and comedic, adorable antics.
“We are pleased further to expand our roster of original animated series with BuzzFeed, giving the global fans of wildly popular IP, such as Chikn Nuggit, more of what they love,” says Michael Hirsh, chief executive officer, WOW! Unlimited Media, the parent company of Frederator Network.
“Millions of fans have let us know that they need the Chikn Nuggit animated series,” says Zee Myers, head, BuzzFeed Animation Lab. “We can’t wait to continue expanding our content universe for our global community in partnership with Frederator, a pioneer in animation and television.
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