Corus Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment announce the creation of Bento Box Canada, an animation production company based in Toronto aimed at developing and producing toons targeting the 18-34 demographic, which will air on Corus networks and be distributed internationally by Bento Box Ent. The new venture is part of the multi-year co-development deal between the two companies announced last year.
Bento Box Canada will operate from Corus Quay, the state-of-the-art technical facility that is home to Corus and Nelvana, and will utilize creative, technical and back-office services from both companies. This fall, production will begin on the studio’s first series: The Pandas. Created by Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler, The Pandas is an irreverent family comedy full of “hard jokes, whimsical wonder, biting satire and just the right amount of heart.”
Bento Box Canada’s board of directors will include Scott Greenberg, CEO of Bento Box Ent.; Colin Bohm, EVP, Head of Corus Kids; and Scotty Dyer, President of Nelvana.