YTV Orders More Being Ian

Canadian broadcaster YTV has ordered an additional six episodes of Studio B’s original series, Being Ian. Studio B is in production on 32 half-hour installments of the show, which is slated to launch on YTV in January 2005. Just in time for Halloween, YTV will host a special preview episode titled Little Camp of Horrors on Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Created by Ian James Corlett (Yvon of the Yukon) and designed by internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker Marv Newland (Bambi Meets Godzilla), Being Ian is aimed at kids 9-12 and follows the adventures of Ian Kelley, a boy with an incredible imagination and a fascination for films. The show blends Flash, stop-motion and 3D Maya animation to bring Ian’s daily exploits and off-the-wall fantasies to life.

Studio B produced the original series as Yvon of the Yukon, What About Mimi? and D’Myna Leagues, which currently air in more than 22 countries around the world. The studio’s international co-productions include Something Else and Yakkity Yak, which currently air on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and TELETOON in Canada. Also in production are 26 half hours of Class of the Titans for TELETOON.