Character & Entertainment 

Nelvana secures broadcast deal with Sesame Workshop

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises and a world-leading producer and distributor of kid’s programming has secured the broadcast and licensing rights to beloved children’s program — Sesame Street. Under the new agreement, Nelvana will exclusively broadcast Sesame Street and Sesame Studios’ content in Canada on Corus’ Treehouse, as well as on the network’s non-linear platforms. Nelvana will also represent Sesame Street within the Canadian licensed consumer products community. Scott Chambers, senior vice president, North America Media and Licensing, Sesame Workshop, added: “Nelvana’s commitment to family and children’s entertainment aligns perfectly with…

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Publishing 

Imprint signs on to publish a series of novels based on Nelvana’s Mysticons

Imprint, a division of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has taken upon itself to publish a series of novels based on Nelvana’s Mysticons. The fantasy series created by the Corus Entertainment-owned company recently debuted in North America and is the number-one fall program on Corus’ YTV network. The exclusive agreement will kick off in June 2018 and will feature novelizations of existing episodes and original middle-grade novels inspired by the series. The first two titles namely Quest for Codex and The Fifth Mysticon will follow the Mysticons as they transform into legendary warriors and work…

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Brand Licensing 

Blackberry, Lionsgate, IMAX among 150 iconic Canadian brands: Interbrand

Global brand consultancy Interbrand has released a list of 150 Iconic Canadian Brands as the country celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The Interbrand list highlights 150 companies and brands that help to shape and define the Canadian experience and a host of organisations active in brand licensing were featured on this list, including: BlackBerry, Cirque du Soleil,Corus Entertainment, IMAX, Kraft Dinner, Lionsgate, Lululemon Athletics, MAC Cosmetics, Royal Canadian Mint, Spin Master, Tim Hortons and Toronto Maple Leafs Canadians themselves nominated the brands and then selected by Interbrand based on…

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Toy Licensing 

Imports Dragon to launch a line of Ranger Rob toys in 2018

In Spring 2018 master toy licensee Imports Dragon will launch a line of Ranger Rob toys. Developed for pre-schoolers, the line will reflect the adventure and outdoor action of the show with vehicles, plush and small figures. The range will launch in Canada and key European territories, followed by a broader roll-out in the Fall. Presumably, this follows a go-ahead signal for season two of Ranger Rob comprising 14 new episodes that has come as a shot in the arm for Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment’s Nelvana that is already celebrating a successful first…

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TV Series Licensing 

Nevlana teams up with Discovery Kids; to show hit animated series in LatAm

Starting this May, Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, in a pact with Discovery Kids has decided to bring 26 hilarious episodes of its hit animated series The ZhuZhus to kids and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Under the new agreement, The ZhuZhus will soon be entertaining young viewers in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In addition, the company has completed…

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TV Series Licensing Uncategorized 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to make debut on Cartoon Network on March 6

        Cartoon Network will premiere its brand-new TV series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on March 6 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The TV series has been produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Corus Entertainment. The comedy series is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 animated feature comedy hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its 2013 sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, both of which were global hits. The series takes place before giant food rains down on Swallow Falls. Sardines are still…

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