Wendy Goldman Getzler
Toca TV makes its debut
Toca Boca’s subscription-based video platform makes its soft launch in Canada before moving into other English-speaking markets this fall.
Production underway on Wild Kratts season five
9 Story Media has also inked a raft of new sales for the wildlife-themed animated program.
Sinking Ship launches L&M division
Karen Samnick has been tapped to lead the newly launched division of the Toronto-based prodco. (Sinking Ship’s Odd Squad pictured.)
Whole Foods, AME get adventurous with Wild Kratts
The PBS Kids series has new licensing deals with Whole Foods and clothing company American Marketing Enterprises.
Counterfeit Cat goes stateside on Disney XD
The new toon from Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids will bow on Disney XD in the U.S. later this month.
Trucktown gains licensing traction
More than a dozen licensing agents spanning South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe are on-board Nelvana’s preschool brand.
Guru Arcade adds creative director
Lyndsey Gallant will provide creative direction to Guru Studios’ interactive division as it moves deeper into the original IP space.
Pam Westman to head up Nelvana Enterprises
The former HIT exec has taken the reins at Corus Entertainment’s merchandising and distribution arm as Andrew Kerr departs from the company.
Nickelodeon series head to Netflix Canada
The deal inked between Corus Entertainment and the SVOD giant includes the exclusive Canadian rights to Nick series The Legend of Korra.
Deirdre Brennan lands at Corus Kids
The former ABC TV kids boss became VP of content at Corus Kids on Monday, and she tells Playback sister pub Kidscreen why the role was worth the 10,000-mile move to Canada.
Radical Sheep and Teletoon ink development deal
Radical Sheep Productions has entered into a development deal with Teletoon Canada for the animated comedy Sprinkle and the Sweet Sugar Magics.
DHX Studios launches with new facility, leadership team
DHX Media has consolidated its animation and live-action production activities under the newly rebranded DHX Studios, in addition to opening a new animation studio in Vancouver.