Captain Canuck remake to include Smiley Guy Studios web series

The move comes as Telefilm Canada and Saskfilm get behind development of a movie adaptation from Minds Eye Entertainment.

The remake of Canadian superhero Captain Canuck now includes an animated web series.

As Hollywood screenwriter Arne Olsen completes a script for a big screen treatment from Minds Eye Entertainment, Smiley Guy Studios has been tapped to produce a five-episode animated online series based on the iconic champion.

Captain Canuck, created in 1976 by comic book writer/director Richard Comely, has been reinvented by Captain Canuck INC, run by Fadi Hakim and Alex Sengupta, and their new animation partner, Smiley Guy Studios.

Voicing the Captain is Kris Holden-Reid, while arch-rival Mr. Gold will be voiced by Paul Amos (Lost Girl).

Toronto-based comic book artist Kalman Andrasofsky is working with Captain Canuck INC to reimagine Captain Canuck, and animation director Sam Chou is also on board.

“Sam was the first call I made when I saw Kalman’s work,” Mike Valiquette, director of development at Smiley Guy Studios, said in a statement.

The animation studio is also launching an Indiegogo campaign for the web series aimed at Captain Canuck‘s fan base.

Meanwhile, Arne Olsen continues work on a script for the movie adaptation of the Captain Canuck property.

David Cormican, an ex-Minds Eye development executive now with newly-launched Don Carmody Television shingle, remains on board the movie adaptation as a script editor/story consultant.

Telefilm and SaskFilm are supporting development of the Captain Canuck movie script.

The first issue of the Captain Canuck comic book series by Comely hit newsstands in May 1975.

To date, more than two million copies have been sold and 26 different editions have been printed.