Skunk Fu!

Skunk Fu!
Genre Comedy
Created by Aidan Harte
Starring Jules de Jongh
Paul Tylak
Tony Acworth
Patricia Rodriguez
Rod Goodwell
Paul McLoone
Country of origin Ireland
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (52 segments) (list of episodes)
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Cartoon Saloon
Cake Entertainment
Distributor Cake Entertainment
Original network
Original release May 2007 (TG4) (ABC Australia)

Skunk Fu! is an Irish 2D animated children's television series featuring the fables of anthropomorphic animals protecting their valley using martial arts. The show chronicles the adventures of young Skunk, training with his Kung Fu master, Panda, with support of Rabbit, Fox, Turtle, and others, who directly, or inadvertently, also help Skunk grow.[1] The show won the IFTA award for "Best Animation".[2] In addition to an English sound track, an Irish language, French language, Japanese language and Dutch language soundtracks were initially produced.


Skunk and the other valley animals led by Panda thwart Dragon's efforts to overtake their valley with Baboon and the Ninja Monkeys from their lair in the Mountains. Historically Dragon and Panda were friends, but since Dragon was punished by Heaven for his arrogance, he perceives the valley residents as the reason for his downfall (displacing the responsibility of his own actions) and seeks to destroy them. Panda sees Skunk as crucial to saving the valley and endeavors to teach Skunk who often tries to circumvent laborious Kung Fu training, only to learn the value of the initial lesson from the consequences of his actions with Skunk ultimately saving the day, usually by himself or with the help of his friends.


Broadcast and production

Skunk Fu! was produced by Cartoon Saloon and premiered in May 2007 on ABC Australia.[3] The series was broadcast in Ireland and the United Kingdom on July 9, 2007.[3]

The series was shown on ABC Rollercoaster in Australia and BBC and S4C in the UK (S4C under the Welsh title, Drewgi). TG4 broadcast Skunk Fu! in Irish.[4] The series made its U.S. debut on September 22, 2007 on the Kids' WB! block on The CW.[5] The series was also broadcast on YTV in Canada in 2009-2010.

Proposed feature film

It was reported that Cartoon Saloon was working on a feature film based on the show after the Irish Film Board supported increase in production of Irish programming.[6]

See also


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