Canadian CG animation powerhouse Nelvana announced that it is producing 26 new episodes of both Grossology and Di-Gata Defenders. The company will be taking both animated series to MIPCOM in Cannes next month in an effort to further expand their growing international fan bases.
Grossology is a science-based action-comedy show produced by Nelvana Studios. The first season of Grossology sold to a number of broadcasters around the world, including Discovery Kids in Canada and the U.S., YTV and Societe Radio Canada in Canada, Jetix in the U.K., BVI in Mexico and Latin America, TFI in France, Mediaset in Italy, Nickelodeon in Germany and Benelux, ABC in Australia and MNET in South Africa.
Di-Gata Defenders’ first and second seasons were bought by Jetix in the U.K., Nickelodeon and TF1 in France, RaiSat in Italy, RTL2 in Germany, Cartoon Network in Australia and Latin America, 4Kids Ent. in the U.S., Televisa in Mexico and TELETOON in Canada. New episodes of the sci-fi action series for kids 6-10 began airing in September. The show is produced by Nelvana Studios and LuxAnimation.
Owned by Corus Ent. Inc., Nelvana Enterprises boasts a stable of globally renowned brands including literary classics Babar and Franklin, as well as new hit shows such as Ruby Gloom. Corus’ other multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107.