Nelvana’s Scaredy Squirrel Makes Its U.S. Debut Next Week On Cartoon Network
Press Release from Nelvana
(August 4, 2011 – Toronto, Canada) – Nelvana Enterprises’ new animated comedy series, Scaredy Squirrel, will debut in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, airing weekly in the same time slot.
Scaredy Squirrel is based on the popular book series by Canadian author Mélanie Watt, published by Kids Can Press, featuring an endearingly obsessive-compulsive hero. Scaredy lives in Balsa City and has the perfect job for a creative squirrel with a touch of OCD: stacking cans into elaborate displays at the Stash n’ Hoard grocery store. In his spare time, he is a huge paddleball fan and dreams of becoming the best paddler ever. At first glance, Scaredy may seem geeky and quirky, but he’s actually one cool confident squirrel. Comfortable in his fur, he makes no apologies for his idiosyncrasies and quirks, and that makes him totally awesome!
“Nelvana is excited about the buzz around our great new comedies like Scaredy Squirrel, and are especially pleased about our broadcast placement and partnership with Cartoon Network in the U.S.,” said Jerry Diaz, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Nelvana Enterprises.
About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.