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 […]