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FIRST LOOK: Nick Jr’s “Zack & Quack”

FIRST LOOK: Nick Jr's "Zack & Quack"

I don’t cover pre-school as much as I’d like, but this new series, making its debut on Nick Jr. internationally over the next few weeks – and in the US this spring – is a winner. Co-created by Yvette Kaplan (Beavis and Butt-head Do America, Ice Age) and Gili Dolev (The Happy Duckling), Zack & Quack is set in a pop-up book and has a unique paper sculpture look, courtesy of art director Erez Gavish. 

The series follows the adventures of a seven-year-old boy called Zack and his devoted duck, Quack. The duo live in a unique “pop-up world”, where they can use tabs, pulls and other devices to trigger popups that create an interactive story. 

Zack and Quack is executive produced by Zodiak MEAA/UK family and kids chief executive Nigel Pickard with The Foundation’s Vanessa Hill, alongside Kaplan and QQD’s Ronen Shani. Simon Spencer serves as the series showrunner. Check it out – below is a promo that has started running on Nick UK:

And below is an exclusive “sizzle reel” that shows off the series unique visuals – what else can I say but it’s “Pop-tastic!”

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I checked IMDB, because of the gorgeous animation and art direction and I saw the art director Erez Gavish had no prior work on anything major before this. That's just incredible.

James r.

this looks amazing, never seen a pre school show that is such an eye candy.

Philomena Marano

Absolutely stunning! You go Yvette! What a delicious series to be part of… Congratulations on all of your fine work. Philo xxxxxxxxxxxxx


The rigging that went into that is impressive. Very impressive indeed.

Alex D.

Art design is awesome!
Though, I gotta say, I think this would all have made for a really cool video game as opposed to a preschool show.


Amazed at the concept!

Lola Monroe

Sounds fascinating! Can't wait for my daughters Lourdes and Laken to watch it!

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