Battle of the Planets

State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

Battle of the Planets cartoon gets a reboot

Classic animated action-adventure series Battle of the Planets is the latest kids series to get the remake treatment. Canadian producer Nelvana Enterprises is rebooting the toon series, which launched in the late 1970s and was itself an adaptation of a Japanese anime show, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. The new Nelvana series will target boys 6-to-11. […]