One egg a day keeps the butcher away!
In the heart of a big city… Zino, a self-absorbed rooster, struts through his tiny urban henhouse looking after his team of sweet, though sometimes totally paranoid chicks. Polly, the terrifying landlord, threatens to sell them to the butcher next door if she doesn’t get her daily eggs on time. To avoid this, every morning, Zino encourages his 4 chicks with the “Push lay” song... because a big-egg-a-day day keeps the butcher away! But inevitably wacky situations always distract our dancing-laying-queens from doing their morning job. And a rollercoaster of action and comedy drags them through the day where they always manage to save their feathers (occasionally the planet...), and eventually all lay their life-saving egg.
|Category||Animation , TV series|
|Year of production||2011|
|Cast||Zino, Jenny, Kelee, Francinne et Lazy Lou|
|Music||Jean-Christophe Prudhomme, Laurent Bertaud|
|Running time film||39 x 8'|
|Release format||Beta Digit|
|Aspect ratio||1:1.33, 1:1.66 and 1:1.85|
|Sound format||Dolby SR|
Canal +, Orange Cinema Series; Participation of BNP Paribas Fortis film Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund,
Mediatoon Distribution (Contraptus, The Garfield Show) has recently sold the Chickentown rights to a wide range of foreign buyers.
The VOD rights to the series were sold to Netflix (USA) and Videotron (Canada), the tv- rights to MNCTV (Indonesia), Canal+ Poland, RTP (Portugal). Previously, Chickentown had already been bought by Canal + Family and Orange Cinéma Séries in France, to Norwegian public broadcaster NRK , to RTVE from Spain, to Disney Asia and, closer to home, to French-speaking Belgian public broadcaster RTBF.
Five animated shorts from Flanders are running in the national competition of Anima (17-26 February), the annual animation celebration that takes place in Brussels. Five more films are screening in a Belgian panorama, while co-production The Monster of Nix by Rosto receives a special screening.
Anima is showcasing a wide variety of animation talent from Flanders this year. In the national competition, there's Bruno Wouters' Daddy, Don’t Forget Your Glasses, Roman Klochkov's Natasha, Boris Sverlow's VAF Wildcard-winning Shattered Past, Yves Bex's The Appointment and Tristan Morelle's The Secret Child.
Flanders-based production outfit 1st-day is to present two refreshing animation series at this year’s Mipcom (3-6 October). Chickentown introduces zINO the rooster and his pen of absolutely lunatic chickens, while Charly Vet tells the story of a young girl who's passionate about wildlife. 1st-day can be found at the Flanders (i) booth (20.14).
'One egg a day keeps the butcher away!’ is the tagline for Chickentown (39 x 8 min), the animated series co-produced by Leuven-based 1st-day. The brand-new series already appears to be an international success; last week Canal+ Poland purchased the show, joining such broadcasters as Canal+ France, RTBF, NDR, Disney Asia and Orange Cinema. Chickentown is directed and created by Niko Meulemans.
Last edited on 9 November 2011