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Canadian broadcasters TVO and Knowledge Network greenlight Super Mighty Makers

Canadian broadcasters TVO and Knowledge Network greenlight Super Mighty Makers

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\ Canadian broadcasters TVO and Knowledge Network have given the green signal to Super Mighty Makers from JamPie Media and marblemedia. The live-action scripted kids series will go into production this fall and will release next year. The series encourages kids to engage in acts of kindness by making crafts with the Super Mighty Makers, a superhero team with DIY powers. It is created by JamPie Media head Jamie Piekarz—who launched her production company last year after spending nearly two decades at Corus Kids and will be produced in collaboration with marblemedia, TVO and Knowledge Network.  Super Mighty Makers will be accompanied by a strong digital media component produced by marblemedia interactive. The digital aspect will have videos teaching kids how to make the crafts they s
Toopy and Binoo taking the Canadian market by storm

Toopy and Binoo taking the Canadian market by storm

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After premiering in 2006, Montreal-based Echo Media’s Toopy and Binoo has become a rage in the Canadian market. The series has become one of the most popular pre-school properties in the country with consistent top-10 placement on Corus-owned Treehouse, Télé-Québec and Société Radio-Canada while also selling more than 800,000 books and generating US$6 million in live show gross revenues. As a follow-up, production is underway on Echo’s newest 2D-animated pre-school series Hello Charlie. The Canadian production company is also benefiting by working with London-based Kids Cave Entertainment on the series, its first UK co-production partner. “We know the Canadian market really well, but having a co-producer from the UK really opens up the door for us. Having experienced people like [co-

Zodiak Kids Secures Sales for Amazon Programming

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Zodiak Kids announced today at MipJunior that it has secured sales for the Amazon Studios series it took on for distribution last MIPCOM. Zodiak Kids distributes three series from Amazon Studios – animated preschool series Tumble Leaf (season 1 & 2) and Creative Galaxy (season 1 & 2), and live-action series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (seasons 1 & 2). In Canada DHX Media have picked up all seasons of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street for their The Family Channel and Knowledge Network have taken Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy (both season 1) for their pre-school slots, both 13 episodes each. (more…)