Series to Debut Worldwide on Nickelodeon in 2015
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master Ltd. are pleased to announce they will co-develop the animated series, Little Charmers. This fantastical new girls' preschool brand, with a pinch of magic and a bit of mischief, celebrates the magic of friendship and will enchant little girls worldwide when the series debuts on Nickelodeon in early 2015.
Nelvana and Spin Master, two of the companies that drove the boys action global phenomenon Bakugan have teamed up again, this time in the preschool girls' space, to co-create an 80 x 11-minute CGI animated series for girls aged two to seven. Nelvana Studio is producing the animated series and Spin Master is developing and manufacturing a multi-faceted toy line including dolls, playsets, apparel and accessories, to roll out at mass retail in Fall 2015. The CGI animated series will debut on Treehouse in Canada and Nickelodeon in territories worldwide beginning in early 2015.
"We're excited to be partnering with Spin Master and Nick Jr, to create a multi-faceted girls brand focused on friendship that will have universal appeal worldwide," said Andrew Kerr, Co-Head Nelvana Enterprises. "The smart, stylish characters have a playful, contemporary vibe that girls will love."
"Spin Master is thrilled to be announcing our foray into girls' entertainment with the fabulous and sparkly Little Charmers." Said Jennifer Dodge, VP and Executive Producer, Spin Master Entertainment. "With strong, aspirational female characters, we believe that Little Charmers will be a great success for Nick Jr. worldwide and will create strong desire for girls everywhere to immerse themselves in the Little Charmer world."
Jules Borkent, SVP of Programming and Acquisitions, Nickelodeon International added, "Little Charmers is a wonderful complement to our existing line up. We're looking forward to launching it on our Nick Jr channels around the world."
The series embodies the magic of friendship in the whimsical land of Charmville and stars Hazel, a fearless and spirited go-getter, who is on her way to becoming a full-fledged Charmer. She can often be seen with her two BFFs, Lavender and Posie, flying past Mount Sparklemore and Ogre Valley on their training brooms. These "Charmers-In-Training" embark on spellbinding adventures that always stir up funny debacles, like turning the entire town into mushrooms or accidentally setting loose a herd of unicorns. Together this inseparable trio use their imaginations and teamwork to fix magical mishaps and, along the way, learn the value of friendship, no magic required.
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children's animated and live-action content. Nelvana is comprised of Nelvana Studio and its distribution arm Nelvana Enterprises and owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio 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 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 growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy's action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boy's Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Aquadoodle™, Flutterbye™, Spin Master Games™ including 2014 Game of the Year, Boom Boom Balloon ™ and the popular Hedbanz™, Spy Gear™, Tech Deck™, and the 2014 Innovative Toy of the Year Zoomer™. The company has also marked an entry into children's media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other 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. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.
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