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Masha and the Bear to be aired on Nick Jr. India from November 13

Masha and the Bear to be aired on Nick Jr. India from November 13

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Good news for lovers of Masha and the Bear in India. The Animaccord series is coming to the country on Nick Jr. India in a deal that expands the popular toon’s presence in the region. The pre-school series first premiered in India earlier this year on the country’s VOD platform VOOT Kids. Nick Jr. India will begin airing season one of the series on November 13. The episodes will be broadcast twice per day from Monday to Sunday. The series follows a mischievous girl and her kind, father-like friend. It began airing nine years ago in Russia and has since expanded to more than 100 countries via broadcasters like SBT (Brazil), Rai Yo-Yo (Italy), Canal 5 (Mexico) and KiKA (Germany). Recently, Masha landed on Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse in Canada and joined NBCU-owned Universal Kids in t
Nelvana announces two major partnerships

Nelvana announces two major partnerships

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Canadian animation company Nelvana has announced two major partnerships over the last week that’ll see the company work with others around the world. Firstly, the studio has agreed to launch a Chinese animator incubation programme with distribution company WeKids and animation software ToonBoom. The three will aim to discover new talent and cutting-edge concepts out of China that have the creative potential to be developed into globally successful properties. The winner will receive a development deal. The incubation programme will start accepting submissions in January 2018. Nelvana has also partnered with Discovery Communications to launch a new joint-venture aimed at the Latin American, Canadian and international markets. Though the new company will be based in Canada, but it wil
Sonar Entertainment starts work on animated series Go Away, Unicorn!

Sonar Entertainment starts work on animated series Go Away, Unicorn!

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Sonar Entertainment has recently started work on a new animated adaptation of the children’s book Go Away, Unicorn! directed by Emily Mullock. The series that is targeted for kids aged 6 to 9 will debut on Disney Channel in the US and on Corus Entertainment’s YTV in Canada in Fall 2018. A multiple territory rollout will follow courtesy Disney. Go Away, Unicorn! is a colorful tale that focuses on the adventures of a girl named Alice and her exuberant unicorn, both of whom learn an important lesson that friendships can blossom out of the unlikeliest of places. Chris Diamantopoulos and Rebecca Husain  will star as lead voice talent. “Go Away, Unicorn! is a beautiful, original children’s book with a strong girl character who is not afraid to be different” said Andrea Gorfolova, Preside
Masha and the Bear continues with its global exploit

Masha and the Bear continues with its global exploit

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Not yet done with its expansion all over the world, the Russian CG sleeper hit Masha and the Bear is already enjoying airtime on Corus Entertainment’s pre-school network Treehouse (Canada) while Turner is airing the first two seasons in Latin America via Cartoon Network. The episodes comprising season 3 has also been ordered. INK Group also signed deals with RAI and De Agostini in Italy for the 3rd season as well as the 2D animated spin-off series Masha’s Spooky Stories. In France, Spooky Stories has been picked up by Canal Plus while France TV ordered season 3 of the main series. Puls TV in Poland also opted for Spooky Stories. And Clan TV in Spain has started airing seasons 1 and 2 this summer. Season 3 sales have been secured with other major European channels, to be announced late
Sprout and Treehouse acquire rights of Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle

Sprout and Treehouse acquire rights of Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle

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NBCUniversal-owned pre-school net Sprout and Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse have acquired rights of an upcoming series made by Australian musical group The Wiggles entitled Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle. The deal is part of two separate multi-year licensing agreements inked with ABC Commercial that also gives Sprout and Treehouse rights to existing TV series Ready, Steady, Wiggle! which will begin airing on weekdays on both networks this week. A large back-catalogue was also acquired by the US and Canadian nets including exclusive rights to studio-recorded albums The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra, Taking Off!, Rock and Roll Preschool, Apples & Bananas and more. Altogether, the agreements span more than 60 hours of content across each network. Sprout currently reaches 58 million US homes
Second season of Ranger Rob gets a go-ahead signal

Second season of Ranger Rob gets a go-ahead signal

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A go-ahead signal for season two of Ranger Rob comprising 14 new episodes has come as a shot in the arm for Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana that is already celebrating a successful first season run of the animated series. “Ranger Rob ignites a sense of adventure and discovery in kids, and we have been overwhelmed with how kids and families have embraced the series and joined in on the fun with us,” averred Pam Westman, Head of Nelvana Enterprises. “The journey has only just begun and fans should get Ranger Ready for lots of new and exciting outdoor adventures to come in season two,” she added. The series follows 10-year-old ranger-in-training Rob around the Big Sky Park as he ziplines, swings and snowboards, discovering and exploring all that the natural adventure park has to offer. Bi
Second season of Ranger Rob on the way

Second season of Ranger Rob on the way

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Corus Entertainment, the parent company of studio Nelvana has confirmed that its pre-school series Ranger Rob is going in for a second season. The series follows a 10-year-old ranger-in-training as he ziplines, swings and snowboards around Big Sky Park. In addition, the show’s master toy licensee, Quebec-based Imports Dragon, will launch a line of toys based on the series. Targeting a pre-school audience, the in-development toy line will launch in Canada and select European territories in spring 2018 followed by a broader release in fall 2018. The animated show, which debuted on Corus-owned Treehouse in Canada last fall, will return for an additional 14 episodes though no broadcast date has been set yet. The first 13-episodes of season one of the series was the highest-rated series i
Hotel Transylvania: The Series to premiere on Disney channel in June

Hotel Transylvania: The Series to premiere on Disney channel in June

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Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation have revealed the debut details of their new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Series that is set to premiere on Disney Channel on 25 June. The series is based on the film franchise of the same name. The around half an hour series, produced at the Nelvana studio in Toronto, focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Disney Channel to share the visual and epic storytelling of Hotel Transylvania: The Series with audiences worldwide,” said Nelvana, president, Scott Dyer. “Working with our partners at Sony Pictures Animation, we are excited to build on the incredible global success of the franchise and bring
Nevlana in a pact with Discovery Kids; to show hit animated series in LatAm

Nevlana in a pact with Discovery Kids; to show hit animated series in LatAm

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Starting this May, Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, in a pact with Discovery Kids has decided to bring 26 hilarious episodes of its hit animated series The ZhuZhus to kids and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Under the new agreement, The ZhuZhus will soon be entertaining young viewers in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In addition, the company has completed a broadcast extension deal with Discovery Kids for Backyardigans ensuring that the CGI-animated series’ 80 episodes remain on-air in Lat
Animaccord studio and Corus Entertainment to get Masha and the Bear to Treehouse

Animaccord studio and Corus Entertainment to get Masha and the Bear to Treehouse

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Animaccord studio has inked a deal with Corus Entertainment to bring global hit series Masha and the Bear to Treehouse, Canada’s No. 1 preschool network. With the agreement in place, Corus has picked up season one and two of the show and will begin airing it from April 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT. Thereafter, the show will regularly air on Sundays at 10:55 a.m. Thanks to its earlier debuts on Corus’ kids channel Teletoon and on Tele Quebec. Masha has already made plenty of friends in Canada. Till date, the Russian toon has been aired in over 100 countries.