Corus Entertainment is partnering with Bento Box Entertainment on a multi-year co-development and production deal to create a slate of original series for TELETOON’s primetime programming block TELETOON at Night to debut in 2016.
Bento Box, in partnership with Corus, will also bring this slate of series to the U.S. and the international marketplace for linear and digital distribution.
With production for this slate to be based in Canada, Bento Box will work with Corus and its animation studio, Nelvana, to develop and co-produce primetime animated original series for TELETOON at Night. This partnership will draw on Bento Box Entertainment’s award-winning experience and relationships with acclaimed comedy writers, showrunners, as well as the top artists, animators and visual storytellers from around the world. Corus has a long track record of producing award-winning animation through its Nelvana Studio and its animation software technology company, Toon Boom, with which Bento Box Entertainment already has an existing partnership, developing its digital production pipeline.
Bento Box Entertainment is known for producing the Emmy-winning series Bob’s Burgers, as well as Brickleberry, The Awesomes, Allen Gregory and Out There. Founded by Scott Greenberg, Mark McJimsey and Joel Kuwahara, the company brings years of experience in producing and creating audience-favorite primetime animation hits on multiple platforms. Their collective production credits include The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, King of the Hill and The Goode Family among many others.
TELETOON at Night’s current slate features fan-favorite programming such as Fugget About It, Archer, Family Guy, American Dad! and Bento Box Entertainment’s acclaimed series The Awesomes.