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Tricon Secures Int’l Distribution Rights for ‘Shutterbugs’

Tricon Films & Television will serve as the international distributor for the new preschool series Shutterbugs, developed in association with TVO, Amberwood, and Big Jump Productions.

Big Jump Productions, Amberwood Entertainment and Tricon Kids & Family announced that production is under way on the new animated pre-school series Shutterbugs, developed in association with TVO, Ontario’s public educational media organization.  Amberwood and Big Jump Productions will serve as co-executive producers and Tricon as international distributor and executive producer. The series is being produced for Canadian broadcasters TVO, Knowledge Kids and Radio-Canada in French Canada. 

“We are delighted to be working with the strong team at Tricon and excited to have them bring Shutterbugs to market,” stated Jonathan Wiseman, Senior Vice President at Amberwood. 

Rick Morrison, President at Big Jump noted “Tricon and team are the perfect fit. Shutterbugs couldn’t be in better hands on route to market”

“Shutterbugs is a perfect fit for our growing Kids & Family catalogue, and we look forward to building our relationship with Amberwood and Big Jump,” said Jon Rutherford, SVP Distribution & Business Development, Tricon Films & Television.

“TVO is proud to play a role in bringing Shutterbugs to viewers. The series’ unique blend of science and math helps nurture early learners’ skills in these areas, and models critical thinking and problem-solving,” said Patricia Ellingson, TVO’s Creative Head of Children’s and Parents’ Media. “At the heart of Shutterbugs is identifying a problem and figuring it out, and these skills are key to being a successful learner.” 

Shutterbugs is a fun-filled animated pre-school series that offers young viewers an opportunity to understand their world through comedy, discovery, exploration and reasoning skills. 

Source: Tricon Films & Television

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