TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's preschool channel Treehouse is delighted to premiere Dinopaws (52 x 11) an endearing series that stars three curious little dinosaurs on their daily journeys of epic discovery, on Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET, beginning June 7. For a sneak peek of Dinopaws click here.
"We're thrilled to be bringing the bright and bold series Dinopaws to Canadian families," said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content, Corus Kids. "The adventures are full of surprising, empowering and laugh-out-loud funny moments that preschoolers will love."
The 52 x 11-minute series follows three bold, brave and sweet dinosaurs, Gwen, Bob and Tony, on their mighty missions to explore the world, which always include fun, laughter and first-time experiences. Along the way, the young trio are fascinated to discover other dinosaurs, exciting places, bewildering objects and new feelings. The series' colourful and playful prehistoric world is brought to life with a striking animation design and poetic language.
"Dinopaws stars a cast of characters that are irresistibly likeable," said Mary Bredin, Vice President, Guru Studio. "With their imaginative adventures and love of discovery, we are sure these charming and colourful dinos will capture the hearts of young fans across Canada."
Dinopaws is an international co-production from Treehouse and Guru Studio in Toronto, along with Kindle Entertainment, Impossible Kids and the BBC in the UK. It debuted earlier this year on BBC Worldwide's preschool channel, Cbeebies, in the UK, Poland, the Nordic region, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Latin American and US Hispanic markets beginning in spring 2014.
Treehouse offers premium preschool programming and a rich co-viewing environment for children and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, values-rich and entertaining programs, Treehouse delivers high-quality children's series from Canada and around the world. A parent-trusted brand, Treehouse's highly interactive website, TreehouseTV.com reaches over half-a-million moms per month. Treehouse is part of Corus Entertainment's family of kids brands including YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada), TELETOON, Cartoon Network, Nelvana Studio and Kids Can Press. Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Learn more about Treehouse at www.treehousetv.com.
About Guru Animation Studio
Guru Studio is a creative-focused entertainment company renowned for developing and producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful shows including the #1 US preschool smash-hit and consumer products phenomenon, Paw Patrol™ , in collaboration with Spinmaster and Nick Jr.; Mattel's Ever After High, from the creators of Monster High; and its own original preschool series Justin Time, winner of the 2014 Canadian Screen Award and nominee for a prestigious Emmy® Award and six Annie Awards. Led by President and Creative Director Frank Falcone and VP of Development Mary Bredin, Guru provides a full spectrum of production services, including animation, storytelling, conceptual development, game development, financing, marketing, and distribution of animated content across all platforms. The studio is currently developing a number of series with leading content providers, such as Nemesis for Teletoon Canada, and the newly launched Dinopaws for Treehouse and CBeebies. In addition to its high-quality design and animation activities, Guru also lends its expertise to some of the world's leading advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey NY, and Leo Burnett. http://www.gurustudio.com/
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