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In brief: Esme & Roy gets season two greenlight

Plus: New Line partners with Bron Studios, Pixomondo hires a new global CEO and ABC picks up a Canadian-led series.

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Nelvana, Sumitomo race into Geki Drive

Nelvana is teaming up with the Japanese investment company to bring a new animated racing series to market.

The Most Magnificent Thing

In brief: Whoopi Goldberg to narrate Nelvana animated short film

Plus: Jim Henson Company boards Omnifilm and Reality Distortion Field’s Knights of Panterra, IMAX names a new president, and more.

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Corus links up with Thomas & Friends

The deal with Mattel will see the preschool series air on Treehouse, while Nelvana will represent the Thomas the Tank Engine brand as its official Canadian licensing agent.

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Nelvana greenlights trio of preschool shows

Head of development Athena Georgaklis dishes on the innovations that moved Mr. King, P.U.R.S.T. Secret Agent Binky and Miss Persona to the top of the slate.

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Sesame, Nelvana to bow Esme & Roy in August

The new animated original series will premiere on HBO in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada.

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Deals: Nelvana, Minds Eye, Guru Studio

Minds Eye Entertainment has inked a deal with Redbox for the U.S. release of its feature The Humanity Bureau, plus more.

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Sesame Workshop, Nelvana strike deal

In addition to content airing exclusively on Corus’ Treehouse net, Nelvana will now represent Sesame Street’s licensing efforts in Canada.

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Nelvana picks up global rights to Chinese series Super BOOMi

The animation producer and distributor has also inked a first-look deal with the studio behind the 3D-animated show.

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Netflix takes worldwide rights on Reboot

The Mainframe Studios-produced remake will launch on the global streamer on March 30, ahead of its Canadian premiere on YTV.

How to Buy a Baby

CMF invests $3.5M across 16 web series

LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s True Dating Stories were among the digital projects to receive funding in the latest round.

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Nelvana, Sumitomo join in the name of anime

Together with former Cartoon Network president Stuart Snyder, Corus-owned Nelvana and Japan’s Sumitomo will develop and co-produce original anime properties.