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AGE Signs Distribution Deal with UYoung Media for Buddy Thunderstruck in China

16 Feb - 2018

Buddy Thunderstruck follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic in the race-obsessed town of Greasepit.

American Greetings Entertainment (AGE), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings, has partnered with UYoung Media to sell and distribute all media rights for Buddy Thunderstruck™ in mainland China.

Buddy Thunderstruck, the action-comedy and stop-motion animation show created by AGE and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic in the race-obsessed town of Greasepit.

We are excited to announce our first deal with UYoung Media that will bring the high-octane adventures of Buddy Thunderstruck to more fans around the world,” said Karen Vermeulen, Head of Global Sales and Co-production at American Greetings Entertainment. “We see this as a strategic relationship and can’t wait to see the success of the show in China.”

The show premiered on March 17, 2017 as a Netflix Original series and was recently nominated for two Annie Awards:  Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production and Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children.

Clara Yang, VP International Business UYoung said: “We are delighted to be partnering with American Greeting Entertainment on this truly original show. Buddy Thunderstruck has real stand out and we look forward to introducing Buddy, the residents of Greasepit and their madcap motor adventures to children and families in China.”


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