Ryan Tuchow

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WildBrain Spark tests AR for the first time

Teletubbies, In the Night Garden and Dragon & Boy are joining AR app AnibeaR, following US$17 million in new financing being earmarked for the AVOD to grow.

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Spin Master taps Disney alum for franchise growth

Following a “challenging” Q1, Heather Oster has joined the company as its VP of global franchise development after stints at Universal Pictures and Pixar.

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Sony, TVOKids spin off Big Top Academy

The shot-at-home series marks a rare greenlight from Sony TV, which traditionally licenses existing IPs.

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NFB ages down for Annecy Official VR Selection

Despite controversy around virtual reality for children, the Canadian film board saw opportunity in making a kids educational VR experience.

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WildBrain, Netflix bring back Johnny Test

The series found a new audience on the streamer because of its light-hearted style, and now it’s getting a refreshed look for two new seasons and an interactive special.

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CBC Kids pulls some (puppet) strings

The pubcaster turned around fresh stay-at-home content in less than a week, with success rested on finding the right series to pivot, says children’s exec Marie McCann.

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Netflix picks up new Spin Master series

Mighty Express marks the first time the Toronto-headquartered company has launched a series directly via a streaming service.

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Beach House Pictures adopts Neopets

The virtual pet brand, which has more than 75 million players online, is coming to screen thanks to a partnership between the Blue Ant studio and JumpStart Games.

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WildBrain lines up new LGBTQ+ series

Longtime development exec Mike Vogel is sitting in the creator’s chair for the first time with Princess Alexander, a story inspired by his childhood.

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Relish Interactive acquires Rocket Cartoons

Toronto-based Relish is looking to grow its in-house animation capabilities with the new studio.

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Sinking Ship grows international sales team

Former GRB Studios exec Mehmet Gunduz joins the prodco in a newly created position as Sinking Ship looks to build out its distribution business.

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Nelvana sings with first musical shorts

Amid a year of experimentation, the prodco produced Toon Bops for the Corus-owned Treehouse linear and YouTube channels.