news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Wallace and Gromit Studio Making Rabbids TV Show


That took a little longer than expected, but Raving Rabbids are finally getting their own TV show. At least, the studio behind Shaun the Sheep is making a pilot, which they (and Ubisoft) hope will become a TV show.

A press release has been issued, stating: Created by Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading video game creators in 2006, the Rabbids have transcended video games, inspiring a series of viral videos on the Internet, plush toys and even award-winning ads for world-renowned brands like Renault and Coca-Cola. For Aardman, ground-breaking creators of television and film properties such as Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit, the project represents a rare foray into applying their creative talents to a licensed property. The animated pilot will be produced jointly by Ubisoft and Aardman.

Miles Bullough, Head of Broadcast at Aardman, says, “When the opportunity arose to work with Ubisoft on the Rabbids we leapt at it, we absolutely love the characters and can’t wait to help bring them to a television audience.”

“The not-so-subtle humor of the Rabbids has made them into icons in and beyond video games,” states Xavier Poix, Managing Director at Ubisoft’s French studios. “Aardman perfectly understands that humor and we are extremely excited to be working with them to bring the Rabbids to a new medium and a new audience.”

Cartoon Network seems like the obvious choice, but then Nickelodeon or perhaps even MTV could be decent backup plans.

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