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Animators step out of the (service) shadows

With international demand for animation riding a sustained high, a growing number of service-based companies in Canada are cracking into the arena of original IP.

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Deals: Seven24, Portfolio, Super Channel

Netflix picks up Wynonna Earp for U.S. and Canada, plus more deals.

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The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! gets third season

The Portfolio Entertainment-produced series airs on Treehouse in Canada and PBS in the U.S.

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Deals: 9 Story, Blue Ice, Quebecor, PNP

Blue Ice Docs acquires the Canadian rights to Opus 59 Films’ Aim for the Roses (pictured), plus more from PNP, 9 Story, Portfolio and Quebecor.

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Discovery Kids Lat Am greenlights more Doki

Pre-production is underway on 48 new episodes of the Portfolio Entertainment preschool series.

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Deals: D Films, Proper Rights, Portfolio, DHX

Proper Rights has acquired the international distribution rights to 9/11 documentary For the Love of Their Brother (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Portfolio’s Cat in the Hat movies acquired overseas

The three-movie set was previously commissioned by PBS in the U.S.

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Portfolio Entertainment names global sales director

Jonathan Abraham will be responsible for selling the company’s slate of original programs globally and strengthening Portfolio’s distribution division.

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Deals: Quebecor Content, Discovery, Mongrel

Discovery Canada has acquired the broadcast rights to Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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More international sales for Doki

Toronto-based distributor Portfolio Entertainment has secured a raft of new TV sales for its hit animated preschool series Doki.

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Corus inks new Teletoon development deals

Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon (pictured) is one of two new indie series in development with the kids caster.

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WIFT-T names 2015 Crystal Awards winners

First Generation Films’ Christina Piovesan (pictured) and Accent Entertainment’s Susan Cavan are among those recognized for their contributions to TV, film and digital media.