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YouTube commissions lockdown series from Sinking Ship

The J.J. Johnson-created series, to be shot entirely on webcam and smartphone, is part of a slate of short-turnaround YouTube originals launching in May.

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Sinking Ship launches animation division

Former Brown Bag exec Tanya Green (pictured) has been tapped to lead the new venture, which will allow the prodco to widen its storytelling scope.

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Odd Squad assembles for season three

PBS Kids has picked up the upcoming third season of the Sinking Ship and Fred Rogers copro to air in winter 2020.

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Telefilm backs Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana movie

The feature, based on the television property about a young paleontologist-in-training, is filming in Toronto.

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Sinking Ship’s Endlings set for Hulu, CBC

The sci-fi adventure series has also been pre-sold to a number of international broadcasters, including CBBC in the U.K. and Universal Kids in the U.S.


How Sinking Ship’s Annedroids broke the mould

The unique female-led STEM series, and Playback’s Kids Show of the Year, achieved global reach in 2017.

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Odd Squad heads to the big screen

The kids series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company will roll out nationally in Cineplex theatres.

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DHX TV books a Playdate with Sinking Ship

A new preschool series mixing live action and puppets will bow on the broadcaster’s rebranded Family Junior channel this fall.

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This is…the kids business in Canada – Part 2

From our print issue: Playback takes a look at how industry consolidation and new streaming services are influencing one of Canada’s most successful entertainment sectors.


TVO Kids commissions Now You Know pre-school series

The live action/animation show hails from Little Engine Moving Pictures and Sinking Ship Entertainment and will debut in early 2015.


Annebots gets greenlight from Amazon Studios

The animated kids pilot (pictured) from Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment will be produced as a full series, to be available exclusively on Amazon’s instant video streaming service.

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Nietupski launches new prodco Little Tugboat

Former Corus programming exec Brenda Nietupski is back on the scene with her new kids TV prodco Little Tugboat, along with new series on deck.