Press Release from Nelvana Enterprises
(September 27, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario) – Nelvana Enterprises brings an exciting slate of new shows to MIPCOM this year:
Franklin and Friends, a new CGI series featuring international fan favorite Franklin the turtle, is a Singapore-Canadian co-production from Nelvana and Infinite Frameworks Pte. Ltd. Franklin is still the undisputed star of the show and filled with passion for Woodland, his family and friends. Franklin isn’t perfect but he is working on it and his daily adventures encourage kids to be curious about the world. Featuring an ensemble of his friends, Bear, Fox, Rabbit, Beaver and Snail, and introducing quirky Aunt T, the stories of Franklin and Friends will feature special themes including fun mysteries, Woodland events and outdoor activities. Franklin celebrates his 25th anniversary in 2011. 26 x half hour episodes (2 x 11 minutes) for kids 4-7.
Mr. Young is a hilarious multi-camera sitcom performed in front of a live audience from acclaimed writer Dan Signer (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,The Suite Life on Deck) and produced by Thunderbird Films in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s YTV. The story centers on the life of Adam Young, a child prodigy who went to university at the age of nine. Now, at fourteen, he’s a college graduate and ready to enter the workforce as a high school science teacher. With one foot in the lunch room and one foot in the staff room, Adam will be trapped between two worlds. His co-workers and boss will be more than twice his age. His students will include his best friend, the girl he has a crush on and the class bully. Despite having a world of options, Adam chose a teaching career for a chance to have the normal high school experience. It is set to debut on YTV in Canada in Spring 2011. 26 x half hour episodes for kids 8-12.
Scaredy Squirrel is a 2D animated series based on the hit book series by Mélanie Watt. It’s the story of a loveable, creative, and nerdy hero... with just a hint of OCD. He may seem quirky at first, but Scaredy is one confident squirrel. He is what he is, does what he does, and it's AWESOME! Produced by Nelvana, the show is scheduled to premiere on YTV in 2011. 26 x half hour episodes (2 x 11 minutes) for kids 6-11.
Nelvana Enterprises will also present the following shows at MIPCOM: Life with Boys, Mike the Knight, Sidekick, Detentionaire, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, BEYBLADE: Metal Masters, Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge and Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused.
Visit representatives from Nelvana Enterprises at MIPCOM Booth N6.04.
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, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, 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 (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About Infinite Frameworks:IFW is a producer of media and entertainment content comprising of a full-fledged Post-Production facility based in Singapore, and creative, production and animation facilities in Singapore and Indonesia. IFW also has Executive Production and Content Management division that handle executive management, co-productions, financing, distribution and IP acquisitions of content for TV, Digital platforms and Feature films out of Singapore.
About Thunderbird Films:Thunderbird is a Vancouver, BC based motion picture company that collaborates with talented producers. Together, we finance, produce and distribute programming that maximizes the financial and creative benefits of Canadian co-production. We are committed to premium finished product that appeals to broadcasters worldwide. Today, we have in excess of 400 hours of content on Canadian and US television and our programming airs on major networks all around the world.