EN - In the heart of a big city… Zino, a self-absorbed rooster, struts through his tiny urban henhouse looking after his team. Polly, the terrifying landlord, threatens to sell them to the butcher next door if she doesn’t get her daily eggs on time. 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.

FR - Un oeuf par jour garde le boucher à distance !

Au coeur d’une grande ville... Zino, un coq égocentrique, se pavane à travers son petit poulailler urbain, prenant soin de son équipe de poussins adorables, bien que parfois totalement paranoïaques. Polly, le propriétaire terrifiant du poulailler, menace les poules de les vendre au boucher du coin si elles ne pondent pas un oeuf par jour. Afin d’éviter cela, chaque matin, Zino encourage ses poulettes avec la chanson de la ponte... parce qu’un oeuf par jour garde le boucher à distance ! Mais inévitablement, cette situation folle distrait toujours nos reines de la ponte et de la danse de faire leur travail matinal. Une multitude d’actions et de comédies les entraîne à travers les jours où elle parviennent toujours à sauver leurs plumes (et occasionnellement la planète...), et finalement pondent leur oeuf qui leur sauve la vie.


Title Chickentown
Original language English
Status Completed
Category Animation , TV series
Year 2011


Cast Zino, Jenny, Kelee, Francinne et Lazy Lou
Music Jean-Christophe Prudhomme, Laurent Bertaud

Technical specs

Running time series 39 x 7'
Release format Beta Digit
Aspect ratio 1:1.33, 1:1.66 and 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour


Supported by

Canal +, Orange Cinema Series; Participation of BNP Paribas Fortis film Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


  • Indonesia: MTCM

Chickentown to leave henhouse

Mediatoon Distribution (Contraptus, The Garfield Show) has recently sold the Chickentown rights to a wide range of foreign buyers.

chickentownThe 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.

Published on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Animation talent invited to Anima

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.

monster of nix bosto animaAnima 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.

Published on Thursday 16 February 2012

1st-day at Mipcom

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).

1st-day's new series Charly Vet'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.

Published on Friday 30 September 2011

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Short info

Director Niko Meulemans
Producers Melanie Chabrier
Writers Cecile Favre, Baptiste Heidrich, Peter Berts, Dodine Grimaldi, Mathilde Maraninchi, Antonin Poirée, Denis Limas, Samuel Barksdales, Yves Coulon, Françoise Ruscak, Jean-Marc Lenglen, Christophe Poujol, Charlie Cohen, Sébastien Oursel, Guillaume Mautalent

1st -day
Niko Meulemans & Melanie Chabrier
Isabellaplein 2
3000 Leuven


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