Nelvana Studios Plans New Series: Trucktown
Nelvana Studios is preparing to create a new TV series called Trucktown that will be based on a book series by Jon Scieszka. The studio will also release new episodes of some of their hit series such as Detentionaire, Franklin and Friends, Mr. Young and BEYBLADE. You will find the full press release down below for more info on the new show and return of the popular French series.
I am pleased to see that they are returning some of their popular series, but that they are also expanding them. I will say that I am shocked that we don’t get to see more international series, but we don’t and that is a shame. Maybe we can find them online if we search hard enough or maybe Cartoon Network will add them. They have done it before and these series sound very interesting and would give them an edge that other networks do not have.
Are you pleased to see cartoons are making a come back? I am and I hope that we get to see many more CGI bases series or cartoons as a whole. We need to see more shows like this for kids who want to find cute and educational series. Hopefully we can expect more networks will adopt this trend and we get to see more education series like this one. Now for the exciting press release!
At MIPTV next week, Nelvana Enterprises will present Trucktown, a new preschool series in development, along with fresh episodes of many of its popular series, including (March 26, 2012 – MIPTV, Cannes, France)- (Virtual Press Office) – At MIPTV next week, Nelvana Enterprises will present Trucktown, a new preschool series in development, along with fresh episodes of many of its popular series, including Detentionaire, Franklin and Friends, Mr. Young and BEYBLADE.
Nelvana’s exciting line-up includes:
Trucktown – A CG-animated preschool series that’s in development from the Nelvana Studio based on the book series from award-winning author Jon Scieszka that has sold over 1 million copies. It features Jack Truck, Dump Truck Dan, Gabriela Garbage Truck and others, as they rambunctiously roar, romp and crash their way through their hometown of Trucktown.
Detentionaire (Seasons 1 and 2) – A unique combination of comedy, adventure and intrigue! Lee Ping was falsely accused of pulling off the biggest prank in high school history and sentenced to one full year of detention. Now, every day, Lee must escape the Detention Room, infiltrate a new social clique and unravel another piece of this gigantic puzzle to discover who really pulled off the totally EPIC stunt. The series is produced in association with TELETOON and the Canadian Television Fund. For kids 6 to 11. (53 x half-hour episodes)
Franklin and Friends (Season 2) – Preschoolers’ favorite turtle is back and better than ever! Season 2 of this magical CG-animated series sees Franklin and his friends solving mysteries as the Super Cluepers, racing their bumpy buggies and being creative. Each story emphasizes the importance of family, friendship and helping others. (52 x half-hour/104 x 11 minute episodes)
Mr. Young (Season 2) –Twenty-six new episodes of this breakout hit series from Thunderbird Films in association with YTV, are now available. The situation comedy is filmed in front of a live studio audience, and features Adam Young, a child prodigy who, after graduating university, lands himself a job as a high school science teacher instructing students his own age, including his best friend, the class bully and the girl he has a crush on. Season 2 sees Adam and the gang heading on a spring break vacation, conducting an overnight sleep deprivation experiment, matchmaking for Principal Tater, and trying to live without modern technology for a day. Created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and A.N.T. Farm). For Kids and Tweens. (52 x half hour episodes)
BEYBLADE: Metal Fury and BEYWHEELZ – Nelvana Enterprises and d-rights Inc. bring 52 new episodes of this hit anime-style boys action TV series to MIPTV. In part 3 of the BEYBLADE saga (Metal Fury), the world is at a tipping point in the battle between good and the ultimate evil. The key to earth’s salvation or destruction lies within 10 meteor stones that empower its masters to fight for their chosen side. Includes the exciting new BEYWHEELZ chapter, which takes place in the futuristic city of Destection where our hero, Sho, is champion of the BEYWHEELZ World Tournament! This peaceful city is home to exciting and challenging battles between friends and allies until suddenly the city is attacked by an evil BEYWHEELZ army called the Dominators.
Visit representatives of Nelvana Enterprises at MIPTV at Booth N6.04.
About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at http://www.corusent.com.
About Thunderbird Films
Thunderbird is a Vancouver, BC based entertainment company that collaborates with talented producers. Together, we finance, produce and distribute programming maximizing the financial and creative benefits of Canadian co-production. We are committed to premium finished product that appeals to broadcasters worldwide. Today, we have in excess of 400 hours of content on Canadian and US television and our programming airs on major networks all around the world. http://www.thunderbirdfilms.net
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights Inc. is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the world’s biggest general trading company, handling entertainment content for a variety of Media, offering services in every aspect of content business including production, rights management, financing and merchandising. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.