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February 9, 2016

Corus inks new Teletoon development deals


Julianna Cummins / Playback

Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon has inked development deals for two new animated series.

Portfolio Entertainment and U.K.-based Giggle Media are currently developing the animated comedy series Invasion of the MooFaLoo! for Teletoon. The series will target kids aged six to 11, and will feature 26, 11-minute episodes. The series is created by Steve Garratt, and follows three rocket-powered sheep as they try to protect the world from a race of alien monk cows called the MooFaLoo.

This latest development deal comes about four months after Portfolio announced it had opened a 9,000 square-foot animation studio in Toronto and landed a commission from Teletoon for animated series Freaktown.

Teletoon has also signed a deal with marblemedia and Atomic Cartoons (recently acquired by Thunderbird) for a second animated comedy series, Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon. The series tells the story of the adventures of Captain Cornelius and his crew as they search the lagoon floor for the best and worst cartoons ever made.

The series will include a number of different animation styles in the form of original shorts, clips and sketches. Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon will be showrun by Robert Pincombe and Shelly Hoffman. The project is based on a web series by Pat-Man Studios, which is represented by Michael Goodman. The distribution of the series will be handled by Distribution360.