BANFF, AB, June 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's Disney XD and Disney Junior have commissioned two Canadian original productions for the 2012/2013
season. Disney Junior has commissioned the animated shorts Yub Yubs from Radical Sheep Productions for both its English and French language
networks, while Disney XD has ordered its first original movie from
Fresh TV with the live-action film Bunks. Slated for broadcast in 2013, production on both properties will begin
in Toronto later this summer.
"We're looking forward to working with our partners at Radical Sheep and
Fresh TV again to deliver new and engaging content for our viewers
across all platforms. Our fall production slate features diverse and
innovative projects that will complement the other successful Canadian
original programs already on our schedule," said Michael Goldsmith, Director, Original Programming, Astral Kids. "With Yub Yubs, we've been able to develop an inventive and versatile series of shorts
that will support Disney Junior in French and English while also
providing growth opportunities for the two channels' emerging digital
businesses. Our live-action productions have always rated exceptionally
well and we anticipate our first Disney XD original movie, Bunks, will continue this trend and reinforce our commitment to developing
event programming for Disney XD."
To view the complete release, please visit the Disney Junior Canada and
Disney XD Canada media room at http://press.astral.com.
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For further information:
Ginger Bertrand at 416-956-8547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Werby at 416-956-8584 or email@example.com
For access to the Astral media room, please visit http://press.astral.com