Hi Opie! is a live-action preschool series that follows the social, emotional and intellectual escapades of 5 year old Opie, a new kid in kindergarten and your new puppet friend. Opie and his real kid classmates are in their first year of all-day kindergarten – uncertain just what to expect. With each new day, Opie learns more about himself, his friends and his two teachers.
Each story marks a new chapter in Opie’s personal growth as he participates in, struggles with and inevitably succeeds in kindergarten activities. With a clear and attainable goal, it is the process of learning through play – having fun, asking questions, experimenting with the consequences of one’s actions, persevering through adversity, imagining, and, of course, continuing to be curious – that leads to Opie’s personal growth.
Executive Producers Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, in association with The Jim Henson Company are working with creator and co-Executive Producer Barbara Slade (Angelina Ballerina and Rugrats), series’ Producer Larry Mirkin (Fraggle Rock) and Executive Story Editor Kate Barris (Max & Ruby, Captain Flamingo) to bring Hi Opie! to life. This team worked in collaboration with broadcast partners TVO, City Saskatchewan and Knowledge Network as well as Producer/Director Lowell Dean of Lolofilm Productions Inc., Series Director Phil McCordic and Halle Stanford, who serves as the Executive Producer for The Jim Henson Company.
When Captain Cornelius Cartoon was a wee lad, he heard the legend of the Toontanic: a cargo ship that hit a reef and scattered a treasure trove of cartoons at the bottom of Cartoon Lagoon. Ever since, Captain Cornelius has been obsessed with finding these long lost toons.
Today, you can follow the crazy, underwater adventures and close quarters high-jinks of Captain Cornelius, Chief Engineer Axel McGee, Third Mate Wet Willie Jones and Franky Planky the hardwood Chef as they scour the depths of the ocean in their cartoon-retrieving submarine, the Manta Ray, digging up rare cartoon booty.
Captain Cornelius’s Cartoon Lagoon is a hilarious 26 x 22’ puppet/animation hybrid variety, featuring 4-5 animated shorts per episode, wrapped within a bigger comedic adventure story involving the captain and the crew. It’s a wacky throw-back to the era of Saturday morning cartoons, filled with laughs, groans and cartoon treasure.
Category: Kids & Family
Sub Category: Live action puppet/ animation hybrid
MADE UP is a half-hour hidden camera series where kids pull pranks on unsuspecting parents, guardians and relatives. In each episode, with the help of a professional makeup artist, one teenager undergoes a full special effects transformation into a totally new character. Once they’ve been made up, the kids go undercover and test their disguises on the general public – learning to walk the walk and talk the talk along the way.
After a quick lesson with an acting coach, they join the cast of pranksters and take part in outrageous and hilarious pranks that turn the tables on unsuspecting adults. Viewers are in on the joke the whole time, from the prank set up, to the make-up transformation, to the hilarious reveal that not only are these adults on a hidden camera show, but they’ve also been fooled by a kid who is totally MADE UP!
Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! is a comedic Japanese-styled family game show that delivers wildly entertaining physical humour and slapstick mayhem. Audiences experience the zany world of Japanese game show culture complete with conveyor belts, dizzy chairs, giant fans and Velcro walls.
Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! features three elimination rounds to present one final winner in each episode. Every half-hour features four teams of two contestants who are dropped into an unfamiliar Japanese world filled with crazy costumes, physical gags, over-the-top stunts and energetic characters such as host Yoshi, Judge Masa, Shinobi and four ninjas.
The series has been sold in over 120 countries worldwide including YTV in Canada (English), VRAK TV in Canada (French) and Disney XD worldwide. Distribution and sales handled by Distribution360, a marblemedia company.
Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! made its world premiere on YTV (Canada) and on Disney XD (United States). It launched on VRAK TV (French Canada) in 2014 followed by Disney Channels in Europe, Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia Pacific, including Australia, India and South East Asian territories.
Category: Kids & Family
Sub Category Tag: Live action, competition, game show
In The Adrenaline Project, thrill-seeking teens train and compete head-to-head as they are pushed to their limits both physically and mentally for a shot at glory (and prizes!). Cameras are rigged up in the most outrageous and precarious positions to catch all the gruelling action as contestants push themselves through boot camps and challenges that test the skill, strength, speed and endurance they’ll need to complete in the each episode’s adrenaline-filled mystery event.
As they wakeboard, zipline, riversurf, white water kayak or even bungee jump their way to the champion title, with teeth clenched and cameras following them every step of the way, we see the fears, the frustrations and the anticipation of our contestants as they struggle to conquer a challenge unlike anything they’ve experienced before.
TheAdrenalineProject.com is home to a plethora of indie music, extreme visuals and exclusive video—users can also dig deeper into the action by viewing each contestant’s audition, which was shot before they appeared in the competition.
The Adrenaline Project was produced in association with YTV (Canada) and 4Kids/Fox (U.S.). The series also airs on Cartoon Network Latin America, M-Net, Solimac & SDN BHD. Distribution and sales handled by DHX Media.
The first television series and website in American Sign Language!
One day, while goofing around in a museum rocket display, our hero Max, somehow managed to launch himself into space. After a giddy ride, he crashed into the home of Kendra, a Deaf teenager, and inhabitant of Deaf Planet. Max is at first confused by the sign language used on the planet, but is helped by his ship’s Wondrous, Indispensable Language MAchine (WILMA), a robot capable of interpreting every language in the universe. Kendra promises to get Max home with the help of the many wise and eccentric inhabitants of Deaf Planet.
Each episode brings both deaf and hearing-enabled kids into a world of learning and discovery, and is as educational as it is entertaining.
deafplanet.com features include a wide array of interactive content to engage users such as ASL and LSQ video sign language glossaries as well as educational games and activities. Additionally, users can also watch their favorite episodes from the show. The website brings together four languages and features video, animation, and interactivity to make learning about science, math, or new languages fun for everyone.
deafplanet.com aired on TVO, ACCESS and SCN for two seasons. Television and website produced by marblemedia in association with the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD). Distribution and sales handled by Distribution360.
Category: Kids & Family
Sub Category Tag: Live action
Target Audience: 8-12
Episodes: 20 x 6
Website: deafplanet.com (Interactive content in English and ASL, Online Games)