Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Limited has entered into a deal to sell its Emmy Award-winning Montreal-based animation software business for around $147.5 million CAD in cash.
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Nelvana is delivering a number of series and films to kids’ networks YTV and Treehouse including ‘Best & Bester,’ ‘Thomas & Friends: The Great Bubbly Build,’ and ‘Millie Magnificent.’
Long-time board member assumes leadership in wake of the organization co-founder’s departure; Matthew Celestial named Treasurer, overseeing day-to-day operations.
The all-new animated preschool series, ‘Barney’s World,’ will air in 2024 on Cartoon Network and stream on Max.
Development deal will focus on content for young audiences drawing from both legacy content and new perspectives on lifestyle and design.
The two companies will develop a new, character-driven animated kids’ show based on the game IP that launches on Roblox this June.
Belfast-based studio teams up with kids’ content giant on an animated adaptation of Toronto author-illustrator Kelly Collier’s popular picture book about the humorous exploits of an endearingly self-absorbed horse.
Coinciding with Autism Acceptance Month, the new animated movie features the iconic franchise’s newest friend, Bruno the Brake Car, an autistic character who embarks on a journey with Thomas and his gang; hitting the streamer April 1, it also broadcasts in Canada April 2 and the U.S. April 3.
The Montreal International Animation Festival returns for its 2023 run; new programs will highlight the city’s internationally renowned game industry.
The famous purple dinosaur will hit screens in 2024 with a brand-new preschool animated series; full range of toys, books, clothing, and other merchandise, including stuff for adult fans, is on the way.
Mattel’s iconic franchise introduces a positive, neurodivergent role model, Bruno, as a joyful, pun-making brake car, voiced by Chuck Smith, an autistic actor, who makes his debut during the Season 26 premiere September 12 on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito.
The company co-founder reflects on the salad days of his pioneering animation studio, launched with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert in 1971, as it grew from a one-camera setup in the bathroom of a downtown Toronto loft into one of the leading international producers and distributors of kids and family animation.
Founder of the Canadian children’s media company discusses how to be a successful producer, shares business models for production companies, and looks ahead at 2022 kids’ media trends.
Deal with Oscar-nominated animation studio bolsters company’s expansion into the global kids and family entertainment market.
Popular online cooking brand expands into the world of animation with ‘Chefclub Friends;’ currently in development, the show is set to be presented at Kidscreen and MIPTV.
Celebrate Nelvana’s 50th anniversary with a free virtual screening of its classic, 1977 award-winning animated film, followed by a discussion with industry legends Clive Smith, John Celestri, Lenora Hume and Bill Speers; this not to be missed event is coming December 9 – register now.
Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.
The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.
Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.
Studio marks its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Telefilm Canada and the Youth Media Alliance to celebrate the Canadian animation and children’s media industries.
Art director Alan Bodner pays homage to iconic sets and styles from Disneyland rides and the 1955 ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ show on Disney Junior’s new CG series, premiering today.
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.’
Based on Ryan Andrews’ award-winning graphic novel, the magical family adventure will be adapted by ‘Wolfwalkers’ writer Will Collins.
Production company’s new animated kids’ show follows a birthday boy and his friends in a magical dimension of birthday wishes; show is created by Nelvana’s Vanessa Esteves and Emmy Award-winning Adrian Thatcher.