The two projects from creators Pablo Stanley (Robotos) and Wil Lee (the little ones) are the first on TIME Studios Kids and Family Division’s web3 IP list to go into production
New York, NY, July 13, 2022 –– TIME Studios, Emmy Award®-winning television and film production division of TIME and Emmy Award®-winning studio of Corus Entertainment Nelvana, a leading international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live-action content, have entered into a development and production partnership for two new original children’s animated series from the acclaimed creators of NFT Pablo Stanley (robots) and Wil Lee (the little ones). The two new series, which are to be co-produced with Nelvana, are among three NFT spin-off projects on the TIME Studios Kids and Family division’s web3 IP roster, which also includes a Toyboogers NFT deal created by Doug.
Pablo Stanley and Wil Lee will use their experience creating their beloved NFT collections to create original characters for all-new kids’ shows. Stanley, whose new series features a group of friends who set out on fantastical adventures in a world set in the distant future, is also launching a new NFT collection based on the series. Wil Lee plans to introduce viewers to an adventurous preschooler who uses her imagination and befriends a group of sweet but rambunctious bears.
Maria Perez-Brown, Head of Children and Family, TIME Studios, said, “At TIME Studios, we believe that strong characters and compelling stories can be born and continued on any platform. We’re thrilled to announce that with Nelvana’s financial commitment and animation expertise, we’ll move Pablo Stanley and Wil Lee’s projects into the next phase of development.
Keith A. Grossman, President of TIME, added, “There’s an insatiable appetite for new content, and we’ve been able to secure, structure, and grow those partnerships with Pablo Stanley, Wil Lee, other NFT creators, and now Nelvana at unparalleled speed. These crucial partnerships underscore an important next step in TIME Studios and TIME’s web3 approach to identifying the incredible blockchain IP and bringing it to viewers at home.
Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development at Nelvana, said, “Nelvana is thrilled to be collaborating with TIME Studios Kids and Family on their first ever slate of web3 IPs to go into production. Web3 is a space in the making to discover original, innovative and inspired stories. We’re excited to marry our expertise in animation production with TIME’s knowledge of this new space to bring these stories to life and bridge the worlds of web2 and web3.
The two new shows set to go into production are the latest partnership between TIME Studios and Nelvana. Earlier this year, the two companies announced the development of an animated comedy-adventure series for preschoolers, Leela Island.
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From one of the world’s most iconic brands, TIME Studios is an Emmy Award®-winning television, film and immersion studio focused on the development, production and distribution of unscripted stories and unscripted truth-based stories that move the world. With technical innovation and a brand-defining visual language that dates back 99 years, TIME Studios aims to impact communities and the world at large with ideas that forge true progress. Combining the industry’s leading creators with TIME, one of the most trusted brands reaching audiences of over 100 million people worldwide, TIME Studios is uniquely positioned to bring massive audiences to the most impactful stories. of the world. His recent projects include Black Gold (Paramount+), Big Vape (Netflix), John Lewis: Good Trouble (CNN Films), Amazing Grace (Neon), Right to Offend (A&E), Ricky Powell: The Individualist (Showtime), Mass Effect : The Story of YouTube, Kid of the Year (Nickelodeon/CBS), TIME100 (ABC) and the first scripted project for TIME Studios, Women of the Year (Amazon).
Entertaining children for over 50 years, Nelvana is a leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning, world-renowned brands that focus on comedy, preschool and action series, and ancillary consumer product programming. Nelvana content is broadcast on Corus Entertainment’s children’s channels in Canada and in over 180 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has over 4,800 episodes of programming and has received more than 70 major international program awards, including Emmys® and Canadian Screen Awards. Visit the Nelvana website at nelvana.com.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers premium brands and content to platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software , technologies and multimedia services. Corus is an internationally recognized creator and distributor of content through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of best-selling scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids CanPress. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews .ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, as well as widely distributed Canadian broadcast platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. For more information, visit www.corusent.com.
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