TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Nelvana together with Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit, Doc McStuffins, Octonauts) and Candy Bear (Zack & Quack) are entering into a development agreement for a new girls preschool series, Cozy Island. The CG-animated series, created by Gili Dolev and Yvette Kaplan and designed by Erez Gavish of Candy Bear, follows the adventures of Naya who lives on Cozy Island with her family.
"Cozy Island is a dream project. Working with brilliant original designs from Candy Bear and the great minds at Brown Bag we have an incredible partnership that will really bring Cozy Island to life," said Irene Weibel, Vice President, Head of Nelvana Studio. . "We can't wait for kids to have the opportunity to meet Naya and her friends."
Cozy Island follows the adventures of an imaginative little girl named Naya who has moved to the island with her family for her mother's new job as mender-in-chief. Naya discovers that Cozy Island is a very bouncy place filled with amazing new friends, like Velly, Fluff Monster and lots of other characters who leap, roll and slide their way from one adventure to the next. There are no cookie cutter solutions on Cozy Island and Naya and her friends figure out that sometimes the best answers are one of a kind.
"We're thrilled to be partnering on Cozy Island with the prestigious Nelvana and Candy Bear studios. Brown Bag Films is focused on developing original content and co-producing with world-leading studios to bring a wealth of creativity and experience into making new and exciting series that we believe will truly resonate with our audiences," said Darragh O'Connell, Creative Director at Brown Bag Films.
"We're delighted for the opportunity to collaborate with such inspiring studios," said Ronen Shani, Candy Bear Head of Productions. "Cozy Island has a great combination of heart, endearing character and bouncy spirit that are sure to put a big smile on any kid's face."
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 nelvana.com.
About Brown Bag Films
Brown Bag Films are one of Europe's most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Celebrating 20 years in business this year, their Dublin-based headquarters have produced cutting-edge animation for the international market, bagging numerous awards along the way. These include Oscar® nominations for Give Up Yer Aul Sins (2002), Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (2010), three Emmy® awards for Peter Rabbit (2014), and a host of BAFTA, Emmy® and Annie nominations for shows they have produced such as Octonauts, Doc McStuffins and Henry Hugglemonster. www.brownbagfilms.com
About Candy Bear
Candy Bear is a development, production and consulting company committed to creating high quality children's entertainment. We are a creative team of diverse and experienced animation professionals who first joined together to conceive the visually arresting pop-up preschool series Zack and Quack, broadcasted globally on Nick Jr.
SOURCE: Nelvana Limited
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