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Nelvana, Sony making Hotel Transylvania series

Nelvana is making a series based on the animated feature film franchise Hotel Transylvania. The original movie, from Sony Pictures Animation, was released in 2012 and the second instalment comes out later this year. It follows Dracula and the hotel he runs for monsters seeking a vacation. Canadian prodco Nelvana, part of Canadian media giant […]

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. […]

Chapman builds Snowman, Camp Yeti

Canada-based producer and distributor Nelvana has come on board preschool CGI series Camp Yeti, which comes from Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman. Chapman has created a new UK-based company, Abominable Snowman, with Ian Liddell from Studio Liddell (Cloudbabies), to oversee the project. Chapman and Lidell have previously worked together on Roary the Racing Car […]

Amazon buys Peppa Pig and raft of kids series

Amazon has acquired a slew of kids series for its streaming service in the UK, including preschool hit Peppa Pig. Amazon has invested in several original kids shows for its Prime Instant Video services and the acquired content will sit alongside those. It has picked up new episodes of Peppa Pig and 64 Zoo Lane, […]

Kids go OTT

As the gamut of entertainment mediums for children grows ever wider, Andy Fry profiles how over-the-top programming services are adapting their offers to garner attention, and attract eyeballs, from kids of all ages. In the last five years, kids’ media consumption has changed beyond recognition in advanced economies. The advent of OTT and on-demand technology, […]

News brief: CBBC buys Canadian Sidekick

CBBC has acquired Canadian animated series Sidekick. The UK kids broadcaster has bought two seasons of the series, which is produced and distributed by Corus-owned Nelvana. The ’toon follows Eric Needles, a superhero sidekick who goes from second fiddle to first string when his boss, Maxum Man, goes missing. The acquisition comes as acquired kids […]

Nelvana inks deals with Cartoon Network Latin America

Cartoon Network Latin America has bought 78 half-hours of programming from Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises. The acquisitions from the Canada-based international distributor include new seasons of Mr Young, Sidekick, Scaredy Squirrel and Detentionaire. Jerry Diaz, VP, sales for Nelvana said: “We’re delighted to continue our valuable relationship with Cartoon Network Latin America. The fact that […]

Saban and The CW’s Vortexx swallows three new kids shows

Vortexx, the kids programming block on US broadcast network The CW, has unveiled its new programming line-up, which includes three new series. The five-hour weekly block runs on The CW between 7am and noon every Saturday. It is run by Saban Brands and the new line-up launches this Saturday, August 17. The new titles are […]