Australia’s Sticky Pictures and Canada’s Atomic Cartoons have recently joined forces in order to produce 26 half hour episodes of Atomic Cartoons’ original 2D animated comedy series, Pirate Express. The series is targeted towards kids aged 7 to 11, and is scheduled to premiere on Canada’s Teletoon in the fall of 2014, followed by an Australian debut via Nine Network in 2015.
Pirate Express follows the adventures of Newt, a 12 year old boy from Atlantis, and a crew of dimwitted pirates aboard the ship Pirate Express. Newt’s father, Poseidon, has made the 12 year old de facto captain of the vessel, and tasked him with keeping the former Captain LaPoutine and his zany crew out of trouble.
“We love pirates at TELETOON and we know our viewers do too. Pirate Express is a swash-buckling new addition to our lineup,” said Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content TELETOON Canada Inc., “We look forward to hoisting the mainsail and swabbing the poop deck with our great partners at Atomic Cartoons and Sticky Pictures.”