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Brown Bag Films, Candy Bear Headed to ‘Cozy Island’

World Class Studios team with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana on development of new CG-animated preschool series created by Gili Dolev and Yvette Kaplan and designed by Erez Gavish.

Toronto, Canada -- Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana together with Brown Bag Films (Peter RabbitDoc McStuffinsOctonauts) and Candy Bear (Zack & Quack) are entering into a development agreement for a new girls preschool series, Cozy Island. The CG-animated series, created by Gili Dolev and Yvette Kaplan and designed by Erez Gavish of Candy Bear, follows the adventures of Naya who lives on Cozy Island with her family.

Cozy Island is a dream project. Working with brilliant original designs from Candy Bear and the great minds at Brown Bag we have an incredible partnership that will really bring Cozy Island to life,” said Irene Weibel, Vice President, Head of Nelvana Studio. . "We can't wait for kids to have the opportunity to meet Naya and her friends."

Cozy Island follows the adventures of an imaginative little girl named Naya who has moved to the island with her family for her mother’s new job as mender-in-chief. Naya discovers that Cozy Island is a very bouncy place filled with amazing new friends, like Velly, Fluff Monster and lots of other characters who leap, roll and slide their way from one adventure to the next. There are no cookie cutter solutions on Cozy Island and Naya and her friends figure out that sometimes the best answers are one of a kind.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering on Cozy Island with the prestigious Nelvana and Candy Bear studios. Brown Bag Films is focused on developing original content and co-producing with world-leading studios to bring a wealth of creativity and experience into making new and exciting series that we believe will truly resonate with our audiences,” said Darragh O’Connell, Creative Director at Brown Bag Films.

“We’re delighted for the opportunity to collaborate with such inspiring studios,” said Ronen Shani, Candy Bear Head of Productions. “Cozy Island has a great combination of heart, endearing character and bouncy spirit that are sure to put a big smile on any kid’s face.” 

Source: Nelvana

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.