Posts Tagged ‘ Nelvana ’

Nelvana, Sumitomo announce Geki Drive

Corus Entertainment’s Toronto-based Nelvana animation studio has announced the first tile from its collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation: Geki Drive. Inspired by a line of customizable racing car building kits from Bandai Spirits, a 52×11-minute 2D/3D hybrid animated series is now in development. The toys, which launched in Japan in January 2016, target boys six to eight, bringing them into a “world where drivers build, customize and compete in epic races to become the ultimate Geki racing team.” Continue reading

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Bakugan: Battle Planet to debut on Teletoon on December 31st, YTV in January

Bakugan is back. The Canada-Japan toy phenomenon is about to kick into its second generation with Spin Master, Nelvana, TMS Entertainment and Takara Tomy. The 100 eleven-minute episode reboot Bakugan: Battle Planet will debut on Teletoon on December 31st at 3PM, with new episodes (airing in 22-minute chunks) continuing in that slot the entire week. The series will then move into its regular 11:30AM Saturday morning slot on January 12th. If you aren’t able to watch Teletoon, YTV will also start airing reruns of Battle Planet starting January 11th at 3PM (with an encore Sundays at 9:30PM). It’ll be the first Japanese-animated series on the channel since the purge in 2014 that resulted in the removal of nearly all action programming on the channel.

The United States gets the show a week earlier, courtesy of Cartoon Network. The network will host the show’s global premiere on December 23rd at 7PM with a four eleven-minute episode marathon. The series will then run daily at 7AM before moving into its regular 7AM Saturday morning slot on January 5th. The first two episodes are now available to watch through the channel’s website and app (U.S.-only), with eight more expected to drop on V.O.D. platforms on the 21st.  Continue reading

Bakugan: Battle Planet launches this December

After years of tiny morsels of information, Canadian toy/media company Spin Master has finally, formally announced Bakugan: Battle Planet, the relaunch of their once hugely successful anime brand. The new show will launch this December in North America, with Latin America, Europe and other markets receiving it in 2019. The toyline will debut in North America in Q1 2019, with international debuts following in the second quarter. The series will air on Cartoon Network in the U.S., EuropeMiddle East & AfricaLatin AmericaAustralia and New Zealand. In Canada, Teletoon will air Bakugan: Battle Planet.
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Nelvana, OLM’s D.N. Ace gets first image

Courtesy of media promotion site Eyes on Canada, we’ve got our first look at D.N. Ace, the upcoming Nelvana, Wexworks Media and OLM animated series headed to Teletoon. Glancing at the image, it shouldn’t be a surprise to find out the show will be animated domestically utilizing Toon Boom. The listing also reveals some of the show’s Toronto voice cast, which includes Lyon Smith, Samantha Weinstein and Juan Chioran.
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Odds & Ends: The Simpsons’ 30th season finds new home in Canada, Cyberverse on YTV, Perfect Blue in Toronto


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The Simpsons moves to Citytv
Nelvana partners with Cinedigm on new DVDs
YTV to run Transformers Cyberverse
Difuze acquires French dubbing studios
Perfect Blue screens in Toronto

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Odds & Ends: Corus at Anime North, Teletoon tosses Turning Mecard, Dragon Ball Tour in Toronto

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YTV and Nelvana attend Anime North 2018 (Updated 5/23/2018)
Dragon Ball Tour stops in Toronto (Updated 5/21/2018)
Teletoon pulls Turning Mecard off the schedule
Teletoon promotes “1000th” episode of Pokémon
DHX sells share of Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment
Super Neptunia RPG launches in the west this fall

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Bakugan relaunch set for 2019, 11-minute format

Spin Master’s financial reports continue to drip feed new information regarding the upcoming relaunch of Bakugan. During the Canadian toy company’s 2017 fourth-quarter results, CEO Ronnen Harary confirmed that the transforming spheres will return in 2019. After entering a hiatus in the western world in 2012, Spin Master initially announced they were developing a revival in 2015. Continue reading

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