Production and distribution giant reveals first original series for Adult Swim, as part of its 2021/2022 programming slate; four new animated series plus fan-favorite re-up also greenlit, including ‘Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe,’ ‘Toopy and Binoo – The Movie.’
Corus Entertainment and its production arm, Nelvana have announced its slate of premium original projects for 2021/22. Celebrating 50 years as a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, Nelvana has greenlit four brand new animated series and one returning fan-favorite, with more to be announced soon. The content is being distributed in over 180 countries around the world, with new series and seasons landing in Canada on Corus’ leading kids’ networks, YTV and Treehouse, later this year.
“Corus’ ongoing commitment to Canadian content and creators continues with this new wave of greenlights and renewals featuring a diverse mix of original lifestyle, factual, and children’s series, from Corus and its production powerhouses, Corus Studios and Nelvana,” said Colin Bohm, executive vice president, Content and Corporate Strategies, Corus Entertainment. “We are proud to collaborate with our esteemed production partners to advance new formats, tell engaging stories, and champion voices that inspire audiences in Canada and abroad.”
Beyond Corus Studios and Nelvana, Corus also announced its first-ever original series for Adult Swim with Psi Cops (26x11), while kid-favorite cartoon Toopy and Binoo has been greenlit to return in 2022 as an animated feature film of the same name (1x80).
Watch for new and renewed animated series including:
Best & Bester (52x11), a co-production between Nelvana, Eye Present, and Gigglebug Entertainment. The series follows two siblings and best friends obsessed with comparing the best things of all time while enjoying the power to transform themselves into anything they want, once a day – if only they can figure out what the best thing to be actually is!
ZJ Sparkleton (Working Title) (26x22), is an original creator-driven 2D-animated series produced by Nelvana in partnership with Nickelodeon that follows quirky 10-year-old vlogger Ruby and her tail-zapping space alien best friend as they film their daily mishaps and adventures around town.
Super Wish (52x11), produced by Nelvana and Discovery’s joint venture, redknot, and created by Vanessa Esteves and Daytime Emmy Award winning art director, Adrian Thatcher. Jesse inadvertently uses his super special 10th birthday wish to wish his birthday party would disappear, and to his surprise it does!
Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe, Season 2 (52x110), produced by redknot. P.U.R.S.T. agents are on the case to protect human families from more aliens, robots, and interstellar threats.
Toopy and Binoo – The Movie (1x80), produced by Echo. In one scatterbrained blunder after another, Toopy and a funny genie accidentally make Binoo’s beloved stuffed toy, Patchy-Patch, disappear. Toopy, Binoo and the genie set off straight away in search of the mythical world of “Lost and Found” where Patchy-Patch must surely be.
Psi Cops (26x11), by Wind Sun Sky Entertainment/Oddfellows Labs for Adult Swim. The crucial task of investigating spiritual phenomena, extraterrestrial life, and paranormal activity is in the hands of “out of the box thinkers” agent Kyd and agent Felix who bring new meaning to the phrase “out of the box.”
Source: Corus Entertainment