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Nelvana Partners with the Tornante Company and Topps for Mysticons

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Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises and brand marketer of sports and entertainment cards Topps have recently entered into a partnership in order to produce and develop a new boys action series titled Mysticons.

Mysticons (26 x 22) is an animated series targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11 and produced by Nelvana Studio and written by veteran kids series writer Sean Jara (RedaKai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, The League of Super Evil, Naturally Sadie).

Michael D. Eisner, who founded The Tornante Company, a privately held company that invests in, acquires, and operates companies in media and entertainment, acquired The Topps Company in 2007.

Director Barry Cook remembers Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida’s My Peoples

Director Barry Cook remembers Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida’s My Peoples

Back in 1999, director Barry Cook started working on an animated film that would use a unique animation style that would blend hand drawn with computer generated imagery, which was a technique that was unseen at that time. Entitled “My Peoples”, the film was based on his short story The Ghost & His Gift, which is a retelling of The Canterville Ghost.

Far from being a straightforward retelling of The Canterville Ghost, Cook infused My Peoples with elements taken straight from his life, such as the Appalachian music and folklore that have dominated his childhood. It was Cook’s vision that Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida would have brought to life.

Engine Entertainment and Tornante Animation team on Glenn Martin, DDS

Engine Entertainment and Tornante Animation team on Glenn Martin, DDS

After accidentally burning down his house, Glenn takes his wife Jackie, son Conor, daughter Courtney, Courtney’s overachieving assistant Wendy, and the family dog Canine on a cross-country road trip to tighten the family bond. Thus, Glenn Martin, DDS was born! The series’ chief executor is Michael Eisner, who pitched the stop motion, claymation toon to Nick at Nite a few years ago. Due to successful ratings, it has since been renewed for more seasons, currently airing on Nickelodeon, and was even nominated for an Annie Award. Now, Engine Entertainment is working with Eisner’s Tornante Animation to bring the series worldwide. Looks like the Winnebago is heading for a global route!

Glenn Martin, DDS gets a second season on Nick at Nite

Glenn Martin, DDS gets a second season on Nick at Nite

Speaking of second seasons, the doctor is in! Nick at Nite will premiere the second season of Glenn Martin, DDS on Friday, June 11th, at 10:30pm. The stop motion animated series has a lot planned for its new episodes, including a whole list of special guest stars. In addition to the regulars Kevin Nealon, Catherine O’Hara, and Judy Greer the claymation toon will be showcasing (deep breath!) Mel Brooks, Fergie, Bret Michaels, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, John Corbett, Fran Drescher, Bradley Witford, Cheri Oteri, MC Hammer, Jason Alexander, Howie Mandel, George Takei, Don Johnson, Ashley Tisdale, Ty Burrell, Jim Parsons, Bryan Cranston, Gabourey Sibide, Ellen Page, and recent SNL host Betty White.

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