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Animation Collective, CANAL+ Family Have New Deals

New York-based Animation Collective and France's CANAL+ today announced a broadcast partnership on four animated series: THREE DELIVERY, ELLEN'S ACRES, JOLLY RABBIT and HTDT. Each of the original series was created by Larry Schwarz, founder and CEO of Animation Collective.

THREE DELIVERY, produced as a U.S./Canadian co-venture by Animation Collective and Fatkat Studios in partnership with YTV, currently airs in the U.S. on Nicktoons Network and will premiere in early 2009 on YTV and SRC in Canada, Nickelodeon Australia, and CBBC in the U.K. The 26x22 series about a group of teenage delivery kids/super heroes is set in Chinatown and animated in a highly graphic comic-book style. The show is scheduled to premiere on October 27 on CANAL+ Family Channel.

ELLEN'S ACRES, a 52x11 preschool series, tells the story of a precocious 5-year-old who roams her family's hotel with her feather duster, tire, and huge imagination. TV Ontario Kids and Cartoon Network U.K. air the show while launches are forthcoming for ABC (Australia), Al Jazeera, Spacetoon (Indonesia) and True Corp (Thailand). Ellens Acres will air on CANAL+'s preschool channel PIWI.

JOLLY RABBIT follows the madcap adventures of a spunky, early-teen rabbit as he navigates the seas with his band of punk-rocking buddies in search of his missing leg. In addition to CANAL+ Family, the 52x11 series will air on CBBC in the U.K. and ABC Australia.

Off-the-wall HTDT illustrates what happens when a scientifically re-engineered Humpty Dumpty is teamed-up with 10-year-old genius Axel and his babysitter Arisa to protect the kingdom of Olde Story from evil. This 52x11 comedy will keep kids entertained while teaching lessons along the way. The series has been ordered by CW 4Kids for broadcast in the U.S. on Saturday mornings and will air in France on CANAL+'s TELETOON.