Nickelodeon Orders Second Season of Animated Series RABBIDS INVASION
The wacky adventures continue with a second season order of Nickelodeon's CG-animated series Rabbids Invasion. The announcement was made today by Russell Hicks, President of Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. The series follows a mysterious breed of creatures known as Rabbids who often create mayhem and chaos whilst exploring the human world. While still continuing to discover new things, places, animals and creatures on Earth, the second season storyline will introduce a recurring goal for the Rabbids - get to the moon! New episodes from the second season will wreak havoc beginning mid-2014.
"Our partnership with Ubisoft's one-of-a-kind creatures has generated much success and laughter over this past year. Bringing them to Nickelodeon proved to resonate with our audience, and we look forward to continuing the wild and zany adventures for a second season," said Hicks.
"Partnering with Nickelodeon has been an excellent opportunity for Ubisoft Motion Pictures to share and expand the Rabbids brand to a television audience," said Jean-Julien Baronnet, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. "Securing the second season of Rabbids Invasion validates its strength and potential and we know the show will continue to entertain and delight viewers with each new episode."
For the Rabbids, everything is a source of wonder and amusement, and these indestructible and uncontrollable creatures have absolutely no respect for the social rules that govern society. There are no laws, no rules of the road. They are all about having fun and their only language is a crazy-sounding "Bwaaaaaah!"
Viewers can log on to Nick.com/rabbids for new content, games and other fun extras including "Rabbids Sing the Classics," where the wacky creatures sing their rendition of the popular song "Heart and Soul," "Can You Find the Rabbid?," an unexpected spotting game, and "The Right Way vs. The Rabbid Way," where the Rabbids show fans their versions of completing tasks.
Created and produced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, this new series brings to television the hysterical physical comedy that is the hallmark of the wildly successful Rabbids video games. Created in 2006, the wacky, mischievous Rabbids have become a global sensation with over 14 million video games sold worldwide and hundreds of licensed products that feature the Rabbids characters. Viral videos starring the Rabbids have attracted more than 72 million views on YouTube. The Rabbids phenomenon currently extends across multiple genres including parodies, videos, illustrations and consumer products. The television series will also generate a wide range of opportunity for Ubisoft, with a string of partnerships for every major category including apparel, accessories, toys, back-to-school, a Rabbids ride in a theme park in France (Futuroscope) and more.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1,256 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About Ubisoft Motion Pictures:
Ubisoft Motion Pictures was created in January 2011 to expand the audience of Ubisoft's successful video game brands by bringing them to film, television and Web series. In addition to the Assassin's Creed movie, the studio is currently in production on the Rabbids TV series, a collection of 26 half-hour CGI episodes based on the insane, hilarious and silly stars of the video game franchise of the same name, in partnership with France Televisions and Nickelodeon. Ubisoft Motion Pictures also has three additional feature-length films in development based on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and Assassin's Creed video game franchises. (C) 2013 Ubisoft Motion Pictures Rabbids SAS. All Rights Reserved. Rabbids, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft Logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
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