Canadian kids broadcaster Teletoon has launched its fall slate with ten original local productions including commissions for Cookie Jar Entertainment, Nelvana and Breakthrough Films and Television.
The channel, which is a joint venture between Astral Media and Corus Entertainment, has greenlit 18x30mins comedy series Crash Canyon, produced by Breakthrough Films and Television, Nelvana’s 14x30mins Detentionaire, 22×1.5min web and TV project GeoFreakZ, produced by CCI Entertainment, Cookie Jar Entertainment’s 13x30mins live action rock band series Mudpit and My Babysitter’s A Vampire, a 13x30mins TV remake of the Fresh TV sci fi movie.
Also in development are Sardine Productions’ Quasitoon Tim, DHX Media’s Artificial Idol, Neptoon Studios’ Gofers, Bejuba’s Sherlock Legacy and Fresh TV’s older skewing series Senior Years.
Teletoon says that with its latest slate its investment in Canadian kids series has totaled over $225 million in the last 13 years. “The latest slate continues to harvest successful homegrown animation productions, all the while taking advantage of new opportunities including Teletoon’s foray into live action with My Babysitter’s A Vampire and our 360° application to the new series GeoFreakZ,” says VP of programming Carole Bonneau.