Nelvana Studios

Disney Channel buys Nelvana, Sony toon

Disney Channels Worldwide has acquired Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series, which comes from Canada’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation in the US. The 26x22mins series is based on the film franchise, which has grossed more than US$820 million at the worldwide box office. It will air on Disney Channel in the US, Europe (excluding Germany), […]

Bento Box, Nelvana launch Canuck studio

Bob’s Burgers and Bordertown prodco Bento Box Entertainment is expanding out of LA after striking an agreement to launch a studio in Canada in collaboration with Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana. Bento Box Canada will look to make primetime animation for the Canadian 18-34 demographic, representing Bento Box’s first international move and Nelvana’s maiden voyage into adult-skewing animation. […]

Disney Junior gets first Original Movie

Work has begun on Disney Junior’s first Original Movie, a music-themed animated telefilm about a rubber duck. The Original Movie format has been one of Disney Channel’s most successful brands, launching the likes of High School Musical, and the franchise is now spread to the younger skewing Disney Junior network. Canadian studio Nelvana is producing […]

Corus shuffles executive pack at Nelvana

Canadian media firm Corus has reorganised its kids division with new distribution and licensing bosses at Nelvana, its children’s content producer and distributor. Nelvana sits within the freshly-minted Corus Kids unit, which is run by Colin Bohme (pictured). The division has responsibility for the Corus’ specialty kids channels as well as Nelvana Studios and commercial […]