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'Shutterbugs' Headed to TVOKids

Amberwood Entertainment and Big Jump Productions partner with TVOKids to develop a new pre-school series, Shutterbug.

Ottawa, Canada -- Amberwood Entertainment and Big Jump Productions announced that it has entered in to a development agreement with TVOKids for its new pre-school series Shutterbugs.

“We are delighted to continue working with TVOKids”, stated Jonathan Wiseman, Senior Vice President at Amberwood. “They’re a strong broadcast partner and we are excited for Shutterbugs to join their lineup.”

Shutterbugs follows Flick the Firefly, an investigative reporter for the Murky Muse newspaper. With his pals Horace the horsefly and Opal the orb webbed spider, they help shed light on first time experiences.  Using careful calculation, their five senses, and a wide angle lens, Flick and his friends get to the bottom of everything from those little bumps in the night, to why the moon changes colour.

"Shutterbugs is designed to help equip kids for the 21st century learning environment while being wrapped in an entertaining and engaging story," says Pat Ellingson, TVO Creative Head, Children’s and Parents’ Media. "It weaves digital literacy, science and technology, and at the same time models coping skills. And like all TVOKids content, Shutterbugs is based on the Ontario curriculum."

“As our first proprietary production we have been very fortunate to partner with Amberwood,” says Rick Morrison, President of Big Jump. “And TVO is great at making learning fun so it’s the perfect home for Shutterbugs.”

Created by Big Jump’s Cory Morrison and Amberwood’s Craig Young and Michael Milligan, Shutterbugs is a fun-filled series that offers young viewers an opportunity to understand their world through science, comedy, discovery, exploration and reasoning skills.

Source: Amberwood Entertainment

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.