Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana partnered with Discovery Kids to bring 26 hilarious episodes of its animated series The ZhuZhus throughout Latin America and the Caribbean beginning this May. In addition, Nelvana has completed a broadcast extension deal with Discovery Kids for Backyardigans ensuring the series’ 80 episodes remain on-air in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »
Building on the success of its first three seasons on YouTube and other digital platforms, Nelvana announced at MIPTV the next phase of production on Season 4 of Bravest Warriors, the series’ first run on television. The new season is being produced in association with Frederator Studios for multiple platforms, including linear with complementary digital content. Produced by Nelvana Limited in Canada, the fourth season will premiere on Teletoon next fall. Additionally, the entire online catalogue of existing Bravest Warriors episodes produced by Frederator Studios are available for license outside of the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana adds new consumer products partners in France for its animated series Super Wings. In addition, a new weekday timeslot was secured for the preschool series on the Gullidoo children’s programming block on France’s Gulli last month. Super Wings also airs on Piwi+.
Nelvana signed 15 new consumer products agreements for Super Wings, including: master toy licensee Auldey; AD global for toys and accessories; ATM for back-to-school; Bon Bon for confectionery; Canal Toys for arts and crafts; Chauss Europ for footwear; Clementoni for puzzles and games; D’Arpeje for wheeled toys; Dekora for cake decorations; Famosa for ride-ons; Biochi Preziosi for balls and educational and electronic games; Hemma for publishing; Pik and Roll for bicycles; Play By Play for plush; and Sun City for apparel.
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Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises, the sales, brand-management and consumer products division of Nelvana, has extended the reach of its fast-growing Shopkins licensing program to fans in Russia, the Middle East, and Scandinavia through a range of new partnerships.
Nelvana will introduce Shopkins merchandise to Russian consumers via Megalicense International, a recent sub-agent for the brand in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine, and the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. New licensees for Russia include AST Origami for board games and arts and crafts; AST Publishing for magazines; Perfetti for chocolate balls; Tarna Rosman for plush, party goods, art and crafts, and stationery; and Unitoys for card games. Read the rest of this entry »
Nelvana extended its global consumer products program for its animated preschool series Little Charmers with ten new international partners. The new lines include puzzles from Ravensburger in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Benelux; board games from Educa Borras in France; story, activity, and puzzle books from Media Service Zawada in Poland;
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Nelvana Enterprises has a full “menu” of new programs for the Shopkins brand. There will be a QSR (quick service restaurant) campaign with McDonald’s restaurants in France and Monaco. Additionally, Nelvana named Megalicense International as sub-agent for Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine, and the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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PercyVites will launch its redesigned website on May 27, with two new licenses: Max & Ruby and Monster Jam. The brands join PercyVites portfolio of children’s licenses, including Arthur, Caillou, and Johnny Test.
PercyVites acquired the digital party product rights to Max & Ruby in a deal with Nelvana Enterprises. The arrangement allows PercyVites to develop a digital party product line around the Max & Ruby franchise by combining various clips of the series and integrating celebration details and photos to create personalized digital party invites and thank you notes.
PercyVites also acquired the digital party product rights to the Monster Jam brand in a licensing deal with Feld Entertainment Inc. The new product captures the excitement of Monster Jam and features various clips from the live events. Viewers can immerse themselves in big air jumps, crushing cars, donuts, and more.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has partnered with Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton to develop a new animated girls’ preschool TV series based on their book series The Very Fairy Princess.
The Very Fairy Princess franchise, which is part of The Julie Andrews Collection, and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, first launched in 2010. Illustrated by Christine Davenier, the book series includes eight titles, with a ninth book, The Very Fairy Princess: A Spooky, Sparkly Halloween, due out later this year. The series chronicles the adventures of Geraldine, who knows deep down that she is a very fairy princess, despite all evidence to the contrary. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in royal attire, practices her flying skills, and is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn’t all twirls and tiaras. As every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a busy day—it’s one’s inner sparkle that matters most.
The animated TV series will focus on Geraldine, for whom being a very fairy princess is less about appearances than it is about knowing what makes your heart sing, and having the courage to share that with others. Slated to launch on air next year, the series will be jointly developed with Andrews and Walton Hamilton and produced at Nelvana Studio in Toronto.
Cupcake Digital will collaborate with Nelvana Enterprises to create a series of apps based on the series Max & Ruby on Nick Jr. The agreement covers a range of imaginative play and educational apps that will bring the comical situations and memorable antics of characters Max and Ruby to life.
Cupcake Digital will kick off the first of these new digital products with the creation of a baking themed app, inspired by the many memorable TV episodes that feature cooking and family fun. Apps will begin to roll out in December and will be available on the App Store, Amazon Appstore for Android and Google Play, and Nook and Nabi devices.