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YTV bows Slap Happy’s Nerds and Monsters


Corus Entertainment’s YTV is set to bow Nerds and Monsters, the first original animated series from Vancouver and L.A.-based Slap Happy Cartoons.

Animation trade forum explores U.K.-B.C. copros


In the wake of the U.K.’s new animation tax credit, animators and broadcasters representing B.C. and the U.K. will meet this month in London and Manchester.

Corus unveils Teletoon integration plan


Toronto’s Corus Entertainment has revealed a divisional restructure based on the programming schedules of YTV and Teletoon being managed separately.

Rainmaker partners on second game-based film


Rainmaker has entered production on Sly Cooper, its second film project based on a PlayStation video game franchise.

Holidays are a hit for YTV


The Corus Entertainment-owned kidsnet sees its “Merry 6mas” promotion pay off as it ranks number one with kids and families in December.

KidsCo shuts down


Canadian media co Corus Entertainment and NBC Universal announced they are axing their U.K.-based joint venture kids channel KidsCo.

kaboom! secures Walmart deal for holiday features


Toronto-based kaboom! Entertainment, the kids and family label for Phase 4 Films, has inked a deal with Walmart Stores U.S. for the release of three Christmas-themed feature films.

Slugterra heads to China in wide-ranging deal


Nerd Corps’ boy-skewing action property will launch in China through a deal between the Vancouver animation studio and Beijing, China-based Ciwen Media Group.

Shaftesbury teams with Laura Vandervoort on new girls’ series


The Toronto-based indie producer and distributor has joined forces with the actor, writer and producer (Bitten, Smallville) on Super Duper Deelia, a new half-hour live-action series aimed at girls six to 12.

Spin Master unveils its first preschool series


In a co-production partnership with Nickelodeon, the Toronto-based kids entertainment co is launching CG-animated preschool series Paw Patrol (pictured), the company’s first ever solely-owned IP.

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