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Rocket Science: The Shaw Rocket Fund @ 20

While the kids biz still faces some of its biggest challenges yet, CEO Agnes Augustin says helping producers and creators problem-solve is the fuel that fires the Fund.

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Canada’s Shaw Rocket Prize winners announced

The winners, including Kate & Mim-Mim (pictured) from DHX Media, will each receive $25,000 from the youth programming fund.

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Burger King serves up global Slugterra, Lalaloopsy promo

The fast food giant has launched a global promotion featuring Slugterra and Lalaloopsy toys with kids meals.

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DHX Media to release new Slugterra mobile game

Slugterra is slinging its way into a new mobile game, Slugterra: Slugslinger Showdown, building upon the success of the property’s first mobile game which was launched in 2012.


Bell Fund distributes $4.7M across 38 projects

Digital media companions for Canada’s Smartest Person and Annedroids (pictured) were among those selected for financing in this latest round.

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Shaw Rocket Prize names 2014 finalists

The nine finalists for the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize include 9 Story’s preschool property Peg + Cat (pictured) and Nerd Corps’ Slugterra.

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Slugterra primed for big-screen debut

Slugterra: Return of the Elemental, courtesy of Nerd Corps Entertainment, Shout! Factory and Screenvision, will see a limited theatrical release in the U.S. this August.


Deals: Peace Point, Nerd Corps, Mongrel

In sales and acquisitions this week, Peace Point sells lifestyle titles internationally, while Mongrel picks up Canadian rights to Liza Johnson’s Loveship (pictured).

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Slugterra heads to China in wide-ranging deal

Nerd Corps’ boy-skewing action property will launch in China through a deal between the Vancouver animation studio and Beijing, China-based Ciwen Media Group.

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Licensing deals abound for Slugterra brand

The boy-skewing action property from Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment is the focus of new international licensing deals as the company looks to explore additional product and promotional opportunities.

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Nerd Corps to produce Slugterra TV movie

Vancouver-based Nerd Corps will produce Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond, for a spring 2014 release.

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Slugterra finds momentum in Latin America

As Nerd Corps’ Slugterra brand picks up the pace in the U.K., the boy-skewing property is now the focus of a top-performing iOS app and new licensing deals across Central and South America.