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Cheshire Smile and Studio B Team Up For Christmas

Cheshire Smile Animation and Studio B Productions, a production subsidiary of DHX Media, announce the beginning of production on THE SIDE SHOW CHRISTMAS, an animated Christmas special following "The Most Unbelievable Show on Earth," a side show facing foreclosure on Christmas Day.

Written by Jeff Martel and Directed by Tim Tyler (The writer/director team from A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS, 2005), THE SIDE SHOW CHRISTMAS will be in production from January to September 2008 in Saskatoon and Vancouver. THE SIDE SHOW CHRISTMAS will be broadcast on TELETOON, Christmas 2008.

The production is executive produced by Blair Peters and Chris Bartleman of Studio B Productions and is produced by Tim Tyler of Cheshire Smile Animation.

When Sandwell Shanks, the owner of "The Most Unbelievable Show On Earth," hypnotizes Santa, turning him into the star of a wildly popular side Show attraction to stave off foreclosure by the bank on Christmas Day, it is up to his son Jason, with a little help from his friends at the Side Show and North Pole, to save Christmas and his father's beloved Side Show.

THE SIDE SHOW CHRISTMAS is a story about family, friendship, and what it really means to give in these modern times.