Mexico-based leading animation outfit “Ánima and London-based kids entertainment specialist CAKE has announced the premiere on Disney EMEA of its new co-production “Space Chickens in Space.

The 52 x 11 minute surreal comedy animated series aimed at 6-11 years olds will air on Disney in the UK and across territories throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa on 19 November at 4:30pm GMT excluding Israel, which will broadcast at a later date to be announced. The series debuted in Australia on Channel 9 last month.

“Space Chickens in Space” tells the story of a trio of chickens, Finley, Chuck and Starley, who are mistakenly taken from their homes and enrolled in an elite intergalactic former military academy. The three chicken siblings will need all their wits and each other to survive in this extraordinary world full of aliens and tricky homework challenges.

“Space Chickens in Space” is a 2D tradigital co-production betweenÁnima” (Legend Quest); CAKE, Australian animation producer Studio Moshi, (Rocket Dog) and Dublin-based Gingerbread Animation.

Created by José C. García de Letona and Rita Street, designed and directed by awardwinning Norwegian twins Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten (Twin Trash), Jordan Gaucher serving as showrunner, Andrew Davies as Series Producer, Lindsey Adams as Supervising Producer and Alan Keane and Shane Perez of Hot Drop Films (The Amazing World of Gumball, Oddbods) complete the core team as story editors.