Ryan Tuchow

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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.

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YMA awards two new Andra Sheffer winners

The organization also revealed that Tele-Quebec’s Marysol Charbonneau, TFO’s exec Nadine Dupont and Little Engine Moving Pictures’ Maria Kennedy have joined its board of directors.

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Wow!-owned Frederator doubles down on eBooks

After seeing growth in its kid-focused publishing division, the company is launching 13 new titles, and plans to double its library to 100 books in 2020.

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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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Boat Rocker taps new SVP of global kids sales

Former VP of global sales Gia DeLaney will lead worldwide distribution for the company’s kids & family shows.