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TORONTO, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Nelvana Enterprises, the sales, brand-management and consumer products division of Corus Entertainment's Nelvana, has enchanted several top tier licensees with the hit animated preschool series, Little Charmers.

Production and master toy partner, Spin Master, and recently announced global English-language publishing partner, Scholastic, are now joined by a strong lineup of licensees including Rubie's Costume Company (Halloween Costumes), Baby Boom Consumer Products (Toddler Bedding & Bath), and Bakery Crafts (Cake Décor).

The raft of new licensees follows stellar ratings Little Charmers has seen since its launch this winter on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

Spin Master's imaginative Little Charmers toy collection will include a range of mini figurines, plush, dolls and role play for kids age two to five and debut at mass retail in Fall 2015.

Little Charmers, produced by Nelvana and Spin Master, takes place in the whimsical land of Charmville where three "Charmers-In-Training" embark on spellbinding adventures that always seem to stir up amusing situations.

About Nelvana
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children's animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana's content airs on Corus Entertainment's kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at www.nelvana.com.

About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children's entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for award winning, innovative brands including action phenomena Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Zoomer™, Air Hogs®, and Spin Master Games™ including 2014 Game of the Year, Boom Boom Balloon ™. In 2013 Spin Master acquired the international Meccano™ brand and has re-launched the brand with the iconic Meccanoid G15 KS™, introducing robotics and embracing the global Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) movement. In 2015 the company expanded its reach within children's media and entertainment, launching SpindoTV, a YouTube channel dedicated to broadcasting Spin Master Entertainment's original television and media properties, including the hit animated preschool series, PAW Patrol™. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and Milan.

About Rubie's Costume Company
Rubie's, the world's largest manufacturer of Halloween costumes and accessories specializes in the creation, design, manufacturing, and distribution of costumes, make-up, wigs, masks, hats, prosthetics, and accessory items.  Rubie's products are distributed wherever Halloween and masquerade costumes are retailed, including national retail chains, internet costume retailers, toy stores, costume shops, variety stores, party stores, and other specialty retailers located throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Latin and South America, Australia, and Asia.  For more information please call 516-326-1500 or visit www.rubies.com.

About Bakery Crafts
Bakery Crafts® is a distributor of high-quality cake and cupcake decorations. We offer the most unique and charming cake decorations to cake decorators and bakers including cake decorating kits, cupcake rings, candles, decorating equipment, and more. Since 1948, Bakery Crafts has been dedicated to providing quality, top-of-the-line products to bakeries. We are now also offering many of these products to the at-home baker. These are the same high quality cake decorating supplies that professional cake decorators use. Bakery Crafts is your number one source for cake decorations!

©Baby Boom Consumer Products, Inc.

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: Kate Calder, Publicist, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6319, kate.calder@corusent.com

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