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Nelvana, 2 Entertain ink ani series deal

22 November 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

TORONTO -- Canadian cartoon producer Nelvana Ltd. on Tuesday said it has signed a home video distribution agreement with Britain's 2 Entertain Ltd. for its CG-animated preschool series Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends. The deal for DVD distribution in Britain for 26 half-hours of Miss Spider's animated adventures follows the Canadian series, produced by Nelvana and Absolute Pictures, receiving an order for its second season from British broadcaster the Five channel. The deal was announced by Lynn Chadwick, vp European sales at Toronto-based Nelvana, and Paul Hembury, acquisition and programming director for London-based 2 Entertain. Nelvana is a division of Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment. 2 Entertain was formed last year as a joint venture between Woolworths Group's video production business and BBC Worldwide, the BBC's consumer commercial arm. »

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Nelvana, Loonland get jump on MIPTV with ani deals

8 April 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

TORONTO -- Kids animation is making a splash on the eve of the international television market MIPTV in Cannes with a slew of deals by two major international animation houses -- Canada's Nelvana Ltd. and Germany's TV-Loonland -- unveiled Thursday. Cartoon Network Latin America has picked up a major package of cartoons from Canadian animation producer Nelvana Ltd., including Max & Ruby, The Berenstain Bears, Pecola, 6teen, Delta State, Clone High and Bob & Margaret. The agreement, unveiled by Toronto-based Nelvana on Thursday, comes on top of a deal in January 2004 that sent three other Nelvana cartoons -- My Dad the Rock Star, Jacob Two-Two and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids -- to the Latin American channel. »

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