DHX MEDIA ANNOUNCES YTV COMMISSION FOR LOOPED
Adds Super RTL pre-sale for new 2D animated series
Halifax, NS – 3 October 2013 – DHX Media, a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content, is starting production on a brand new 26 x 30-minute, 2D animated comedy series, Looped, aimed at kids aged six to 12. The series is commissioned by Corus Entertainment’s YTV in Canada and has pre-sold to Super RTL in Germany.
Looped is created by the talented Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios, veterans in the animation industry with years of experience directing award-winning series. The pair created and are directing the upcoming series Grojband in addition to directing Total Drama Island; Kauffman also previously co-created Sidekick.
Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media, says: “DHX Media has a proven track record in creating and producing globally successful animated comedies such as Johnny Test and Kid vs. Kat. Looped is a brand new, unique property which will appeal to fans, gamers and every kid who ever wished they could turn back time or predict the future. YTV is the ideal domestic partner and Super RTL is a great first international home.”
Ever wish your life had a reset button, or knew you were having a pop-quiz before it was popped? Wish you looked like a hero in front of that super cute girl, or knew the star quarterback’s moves before he did? Spoiler alert! Luc and Theo can do all those things. That’s because Luc and Theo are stuck in a time-loop where every day is the same Monday – and knowing the day inside out, they can rock it like it’s Saturday! But it’s not all fun and games. Creating the Loop really glitched up the universal time stream and now Luc and Theo are finding things aren’t as predictable as they thought as they try to make each Monday the best Monday ever!
For more information please contact:
Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media
+44 (0) 20 8985 4708
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Super WHY!. DHX Media’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series, popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel’s after-school block,The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Visit YTV at www.YTV.com