2022-06-23 | TSX: TOY | Press release

The Enchanting series is about to debut BBC’s CBeebies, Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse and STACKTV Fall 2023

TORONTO, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Capitalizing on its proven success and expertise in creating children’s programming, Spin Master Entertainment today announced the upcoming launch of an all-new animated series “Vida the Vet”™. Vida the veterinarian marks the 13e series to date from the creators of the powerful preschool franchise PAW Patrola and last year’s worldwide box office hit PAW Patrol: The Movie™.

The first season of the series will debut on premier children’s broadcasters, BBC’s CBeebies and streaming platform BBC iPlayer in the UK and Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse and streaming platform STACKTV in Canadain fall 2023, expanding to a series of international broadcast partners to be announced at a later date. Vida the veterinarian follows 10-year-old Vida, a veterinary vet who takes care of the lovely, silly woodland creatures that live outside her home. Is there a fox with a sprained paw? A tortoise with a itchy toe? A tiger with a sore tooth? Next, Vida is the work vet. With quick thinking, a doctor’s intuition, and the help of her closest friends, Vida helps adorable animals and makes sure they get the care they need.

“Spin Master Entertainment has extensive experience creating award-winning content and engaging stories for preschoolers that are infused with a sense of play,” said Jennifer Dodge, president of entertainment at Spin Master. “Featuring a beautiful and colorful world with a distinct look and feel, Vida the veterinarian will delight preschoolers and their families with curious, courageous and caring stories about a little girl and her animal neighbors who show us how to care for ourselves and others.”

Executive Produced by Chairman of Spin Master Entertainment, Jennifer Dodgewith the co-founder of Spin Master, Ronnen Harary, Laura Cluni, Toni Stevens and Emmy Award winner Jennifer Oxley (“Peg + Cat”, “Wonder Pets”) who also acts as showrunner; the series is created by Dustin Ferrer (“Esme & Roy”, “Peg+Cat”) and will be hosted by Torontobased on Jam Filled Entertainment.

Spin Master Entertainment is orchestrating the rollout of a strategic global franchise and will lead cross-category licensing of consumer products worldwide, beginning with toys in 2024. Canada and France.

“The classic and familiar world of Vida the veterinarianwith its beautiful 2D illustrations and central theme of nurturing love for all animals, is the perfect property to expand into all facets of children’s lives,” said André Lake Mayer, Senior Vice President of Spin Master, Global Strategic Partnerships and Consumer Products. “We are excited to activate our growing consumer products business with a new property that will resonate across all key categories and regions and through strategic partnerships and promotions around the world. »

Vida the veterinarian complements Spin Master Entertainment’s global cross-platform entertainment content pipeline, all created with kids in mind. First season of Vida the veterinarian offers 52 episodes of 11 minutes.

About Spin Master

Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) is one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment companies, creating exceptional play experiences through its three Creation Centers: Toys, Entertainment and Digital Games. With distribution in over 100 countries, Spin Master is best known for the award-winning PAW Patrol brands®Bakugan®Kinetic Sand®Air Hogs®Hatchimals®Rubik’s Cube® and GUND®, and is the worldwide toy licensee for other popular properties. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling cross-platform content, through its in-house studio and partnerships with external creators, including the preschool franchise paw patrol and many other original shows, short series and feature films. The company has an established presence in digital games, anchored by the Toca Boca® and Mini Sago® brands, offering open and creative games and educational games in digital environments. Through Spin Master Ventures, the company makes global minority investments in emerging companies and start-ups. With more than 30 offices in nearly 20 countries, Spin Master employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit spinmaster.com or follow Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @spinmaster.

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.

About Nelvana

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 airs on Corus Entertainment’s children’s channels in Canada and in more than 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.

Follow Nelvana Enterprises on Twitter @NelvanaEnt

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