BBC acquires Sidekick animated series

The deal with Nelvana Enterprises will see the first two seasons of the Canadian cartoon head to the U.K.
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The UK’s CBBC channel has picked up the kids animated series Sidekick as part of a deal from Nelvana Enterprises.

The series, created and executive produced by Todd Kauffman, portrays a superhero sidekick, Eric Needles, who moves to first string when his mentor, Maxum Man, disappears.

Sidekick, produced by Nelvana, first debuted in 2010 on YTV, before premiering a year later on the U.S.-based Cartoon Network.

The deal with the BBC will see its CBBC channel air the first two seasons, or 52 half hours, of the Canadian cartoon.