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Deirdre Brennan to depart Corus
Ten months after taking up the role of VP of content, Brennan is moving on to helm NBCUniversal-owned preschool net Sprout as general manager.
9 Story to produce Little Critter series
The Toronto company will produce and distribute the TV series based on Mercer Mayer’s literary brand.
Ex-Nelvana execs helm Bento Box’s new kids division
Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr have co-founded Sutikki, which already has a project with In the Night Garden creator Andrew Davenport in the works.
TVOKids gets patriotic with Canada Crew
The preschool series from Little Engine Moving Pictures will bow on TVOKids on Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary.
Teletoon debuts Masha and the Bear
The series, which is growing its North American presence, is produced by Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studio.
Marie McCann named interim Kids’ CBC content boss
McCann takes the place of Martin Markle, who exited the role last week.
Martin Markle out at Kids’ CBC
Kids’ CBC is looking for a new content boss once again, now that Martin Markle’s 11-month tenure has come to an end.
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.