May 15, 2009 / 3:59 AM / 10 years ago

"Kung Fu Panda" morphing into Nickelodeon series

Panda characters stand on the red carpet at the DVD release of "Kung Fu Panda" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After kicking its way to box-office success, “Kung Fu Panda” is on its way to the small screen as a CG-animated comedy series.

In its second co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of “Kung Fu Panda: The Series.”

The two companies also partnered on “The Penguins of Madagascar,” which premiered March 28 on Nick and ranked as the most-watched series premiere in the network’s history (6.1 million viewers). Since then, “Penguins” has become the second-most-popular program among kids 6-11 on television, behind only “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

The new series, which will premiere next year, is based on DreamWorks’ 2008 release “Kung Fu Panda” which has grossed more than $630 million at the worldwide box office and is the studio’s most successful original feature film.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

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