Nelvana

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Hulu, YTV pick up The Hardy Boys

Production is underway on Nelvana’s upcoming teen-skewing mystery reboot, with the series set to launch in the U.S. and Canada in 2020.

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Deals: Armoza, Raven Banner, Nelvana

Dance Revolution travels to China and Russia, while Raven Banner Entertainment strikes a deal with MPI Media Group.

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Bakugan: Battle Planet sells internationally

The updated version of the animated TV series has also been renewed for a second season, which is expected to launch next year.

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Mellany Masterson takes the reins of Nelvana Enterprises

Masterson has been promoted to the role previously held by Pam Westman, who was named president of Nelvana following Scott Dyers’ retirement.

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Nelvana president Scott Dyer to retire

Pam Westman has been named the president of the Corus-owned kids company effective Aug. 30, as Dyer retires after more than 20 years with the company.

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In Brief: Buck’s Boundless set to fly in August

Plus: Designated Survivor ends after three seasons, Sonar Entertainment hires new scripted head and Nelvana grows its global YouTube reach.

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Nelvana takes on the festival circuit with first-ever short

The Most Magnificent Thing eyes a globe-spanning festival run as the animation prodco aims to showcase its in-house abilities to the worldwide market.

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How Nelvana is diversifying its portfolio with Slime Rancher

VP of global consumer products Mellany Masterson discusses why the kids producer-distributor is making a push into the gaming world.

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In brief: Kari Skogland suits up for Marvel series

Plus: A Corus production exec shifts to a development role at Nelvana and The Northwoods finds its leads.

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In brief: Esme & Roy gets season two greenlight

Plus: New Line partners with Bron Studios, Pixomondo hires a new global CEO and ABC picks up a Canadian-led series.

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Nelvana, Sumitomo race into Geki Drive

Nelvana is teaming up with the Japanese investment company to bring a new animated racing series to market.

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In brief: Whoopi Goldberg to narrate Nelvana animated short film

Plus: Jim Henson Company boards Omnifilm and Reality Distortion Field’s Knights of Panterra, IMAX names a new president, and more.