DHX Media brings Dorg Van Dango to Nickelodeon International this year, having signed a new exclusive agreement with the global kids’ broadcaster. Dorg Van Dango is a Canada-Ireland co-production from DHX Media and Cartoon Saloon, in association with Family Channel in Canada and RTE in Ireland. Production on the series’ first run of 52 11-minute episodes is underway at DHX Media‘s Vancouver studio.

Under the agreement, Dorg Van Dango will air exclusively on Nickelodeon International’s channels, including in the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, Poland, Israel, Latin America, Asia (excluding China), India, the Middle East, and North Africa. Commissioning broadcaster Family Channel will air the new series in Canada.

Aimed at kids ages 6 to 11, Dorg Van Dango is the tale of Dorg, a normal kid, living in the very normal town of Normill. That is, until he meets The Magicals — Jet Lazor, the super-cool unicorn; Patronella, an ancient witch; RD, a curious alien; and Yooki, an eerie ghost. They are all escapees from Area 51 and are in desperate need of help and refuge. To have them blend in with the citizens of Normill, Dorg disguises them as teenagers and hides them in the basement of the local shopping mall. With his new best friends attempting to help navigate life’s challenges, Dorg’s world just got a whole lot less normal and a lot more fun.

Dorg Van Dango is based on an original idea by Fabian Erlinghäuser (Song of the Sea, Moone Boy) and Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner, The Secret of Kells).