Tickety Toc

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Tickety Toc
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GenreAnimated Preschool
Created byJung Gil-hoon (FunnyFlux Entertainment)
Theme music composerMr Miller & Mr Porter
Opening themeTickety Toc
Ending themeTickety Toc Instrumental
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
South Korea
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes39[1]
Production
Executive producer(s)Nigel Pickard
Vanessa Hill
Producer(s)Karina Stanford-Smith
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)The Foundation
FunnyFlux Entertainment
DistributorZodiak Kids
Release
Original networkEBS (Korea)
Nick Jr. (UK)
Nickelodeon/Nick Jr. (US)
Picture formatCGI Animation
Original releaseApril 19, 2012 (2012-04-19) –
September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02)

Tickety Toc is an American, British and South Korean children's animated CGI series produced by The Foundation, part of Zodiak Media Group and FunnyFlux Entertainment.[2] The first series consists of 52 episodes, each 11 minutes long, but is shown as twenty-six blocks, each containing two episodes in some countries.

The first series was acquired by Nick Jr. as part of a global deal. Tickety Toc aired across Asia from 19 April 2012 and was subsequently rolled out internationally with localised dubs. Tickety Toc aired for the first time on British TV on 23 April 2012 as the number 1 Nick Jr. show,[3] and became the number 1 daytime show on Nick Jr. US[4] for the first three months when it launched September 10, 2012.[5] In addition to the Nick Jr. global acquisition, the show has been sold to free-to-air television partners internationally. Launching on Channel 5's Milkshake slot 1 November 2012, other broadcasters who have picked up the 52-episode series include TG4 in Ireland and Family Channel in Canada. Jolly Roger (Amusement Rides LTD) made a kiddie ride based on Pufferty the train, featuring the main characters Tommy & Tallulah. It features a mirror so you can see yourself on Pufferty, the Tickety Toc theme tune and 4 funny sound effects.

The show centres around the Tickety Toc Clock, which is located in the middle of a wall of clocks inside an old clock shop. The clock chimes the time every hour, but it's not as easy as it seems. Behind the clock's face is an extraordinary world where things don't always run smoothly. The show's heroes are 8-year-old twins Tommy and Tallulah, who race against time to keep Tickety Toc Clock ticking and chiming the time. The siblings do everything with enthusiasm, commitment and positivity -- even if it gets them further into trouble. Among the characters who live in the clock's fantastical world are Pufferty, a dog-shaped train that helps the citizens of Tickety Town get around, maintenance man McCoggins, accident-prone rabbit Hopparoo, chef cow Madame Au Lait, bat shop owner Battersby, weather chicken Chickadee and gardener snail Lopsiloo.

In the US, Tickety Toc originally aired on Nickelodeon's preschool block, but was later burned off to Nick Jr. on weekdays.

Merchandise[edit]

Zodiak Rights, the Consumer Products Licensing division of the Zodiak Media Group will be launching merchandise; including toys, books, games and clothing internationally from Autumn 2013.[6] Vivid Imaginations and Just Play are the master toy partners for Tickety Toc globally.[7] International licensing agents will represent Tickety Toc in the following countries;

  • USA – Established Brands
  • Canada – Studio Licensing
  • France – Zodiak Kids, Paris
  • Australia – Fusion
  • Benelux – J & M Brands

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