Xilam Animation’s ‘Karate Sheep’ Launches on Netflix

French animation studio Xilam Animation has simply introduced its new CG animated slapstick comedy sequence Karate Sheep is now streaming on Netflix March 2. This marks the launch of the streamer’s first animated fee supported by the French public funding physique CNC.

Created by Xilam Animation’s Hugo Gittard (Zig & SharkoMr Magoo), Karate Sheep (previously Trico) targets youngsters aged six to 9; it follows Trico, an enthusiastic sheep who likes to share new objects and concepts with the remainder of the flock, which causes a ruckus within the mountain pastures that inevitably upsets Wanda, a troublesome ewe answerable for protecting the sheep secure. No small feat, particularly when Wolf is all the time lurking, ready to benefit from any chaos. The sequence premiered on Tremendous RTL in late 2022.

Xilam has developed an in depth digital and social media marketing campaign to construct consciousness for the Netflix launch. Xilam has created a Karate Sheep YouTube channel, which options episodes, compilations, and shorts, which has achieved practically 500K views since launching in January. Moreover, a devoted TikTok account has generated 3M views, the place the U.S. market contains over 25% of the viewers.  Xilam has additionally developed a Karate Sheep filter, now obtainable on TikTok, in addition to a gaming app for launch later this yr.

 “Slapstick comedies are a core a part of our firm’s legacy and DNA, so we’re excited to be collaborating with Netflix to deliver one other sequence on this style to worldwide audiences,” mentioned Marc du Pontavice, Xilam Animation Founder and CEO.  “Karate Sheep is a singular mix of themes – there’s friendship, teamwork and accepting the variations of others, however there’s additionally martial arts, loads of humour and a celebration of nature within the combine too. The response and engagement for our Karate Sheep digital marketing campaign has been actually constructive, so we will’t wait to now see the response from households around the globe.”

Xilam holds second-window world linear TV distribution and merchandising rights for Karate Sheep.  

Supply: Xilam

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Whitney is a contract author specializing in VFX-driven fantasy movie & TV in addition to preschool animation.