Nelvana gets into publishing; set to launch series of books

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In its zest to get into publishing, Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has tapped Chouette Publishing to launch a series of books inspired by its original pre-school series Ranger Rob. The news of Ranger Robs move into publishing comes as Nelvana continues to expand the brand.

The agreement covers English and French rights in Canada and the US, with initial titles set to launch in April. First up are two titles for kids ages three to eight viz A Campfire Story and Nature Quest

 Additional books including storybooks, readers and novelty formats will be released beginning in fall 2018.

Recently given a go-ahead for a second season, Ranger Rob follows the titular character and his friends as they go on adventures in Big Sky Park.

The animated series premiered on Corus-owned Treehouse in Canada last fall, and NBCUniversal-owned Sprout broadcasts the toon in the US.

In November l, Nelvana had partnered with Round Room Presents to bring the series to the stage in a live global tour. Locations and dates for the tour will be announced in May with the show officially kicking off in Canada later in 2018.






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