The hilarious ‘contemporary meets classic’ original cartoon series with lashings of adventure “Pirate Express” from Sydney-based production hot-house Sticky Pictures and Canada’s Atomic Cartoons will have its Australian premiere on Saturday July 4 at 7.30am on Australia’s GO! channel. (High-res image attached)
The 26 x 30 minute series for 7-11 year olds recently won Best Musical Score and was nominated for Best Animated Series at this year’s Leo Awards which celebrates excellence in British Columbia Film and Television.
“We are incredibly thrilled to announce “Pirate Express” will be launching on GO! in Australia this Saturday. It’s a big, bold comedy series full of adventure, laughs and a regurgitating penguin named “Spewey”. We can’t wait to share the non-stop antics of our motley Pirate crew with the GO! audience,” said Executive Producer and CEO of Sticky Pictures, Donna Andrews.
Follow the adventures of Captain Newt, a 12 year old boy from Atlantis, and his dim witted crew on the seven seas, onboard the ship Pirate Express! Newt’s mission? To watch over a motley menagerie of misfit mariner miscreants and keep the former captain LaPoutine, and his salty shipmates, away from mischief and out of trouble.
It’s a high stakes game for Newt and his buccaneers, because should they fail, the Pirates will be sent back to their ship in a bottle for all eternity. No pressure.
Join Newt, LaPoutine, Armando, Burt, Booli, and Spewey the penguin, as they travel the seven seas and beyond, spreading cartoon comedy…and CHAOS of god-like proportions!
Catch Pirate Express each week from Saturday July 4 at 7.30am on GO!
For further media information: Adele Feletto Publicity M: 61 413 489 292
About Sticky Pictures
Sticky Pictures is an independent, creative-driven Australian production company dedicated to innovative, high quality animation and live action properties for the world market. Sticky Pictures has achieved local and international success with hit television series including Me & My Monsters (commissioned by BBC and Ten Network), Bindi’s Bootcamp (ABC), Pearlie (YTV and Ten Network), Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (BBC and Nine Network), The Dukes of Bröxstônia (ABC and Cartoon Network), Sticky is currently in production on Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong (ABC and Teletoon).
Sticky has enjoyed creative collaborations with major production companies including Tiger Aspect Productions, the Jim Henson Company, FremantleMedia, Nelvana and Atomic Cartoons. Sticky Pictures television productions have sold to more than 100 countries. Sticky Pictures is a multi award winning, BAFTA nominated studio and was named Children’s TV Producer of the Year by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (2011). In 2013, The Dukes of Bröxstônia was named Childrens TV Production of the Year by SPA. Sticky Pictures’ shows have featured in the Annecy international animation festival and in film festivals across the world.
About Atomic Cartoons
Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy animation district and beautiful downtown Kelowna, BC Canada. Atomic creates, produces and finances animation for television series and specials. Atomic Cartoons’ partners Mauro Casalese, Rob Davies, Trevor Bentley and Rob Simmons head-up a landmark studio that includes some of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers. Adept at multiple genres and animation styles, Atomic Cartoons is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America.
Since its inception over 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has become well known for its dazzling creative talent and battle-proven production pipeline. Notable is Atomic’s unparalleled success with its homegrown shows, including Rocket Monkeys, and hit Atomic Betty, seen in over 180 territories and garnering Atomic worldwide kudos among them the Annie, Leo, Gemini and BAFTA awards.