‘Chop’ cuts into U.S.

Short Take

Animation distributor Geneon Entertainment has acquired North American merchandising and home entertainment rights to Aardman Animations’ CGI “Chop Socky Chooks,” about a group of Kung Fu chickens.

Toon is co-produced with Canada’s Decode Entertainment, Cartoon Net and Canada’s bilingual animation station Teletoon. Skein will air on Teletoon in 2006-07. Aardman created “Chicken Run.”

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