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TorontoAnd January 11 2022 / CNW/ – Corus Entertainment’s Nlfana, a global producer, distributor, and licensee of animated and live action content for children, and Time Studios for Kids and FamilyThe recently announced Emmy Award-winning TIME Studios Department of Children and Family Programming has collaborated to develop the new original series for preschoolers. Leela Island. Marking the first development partnership between the two internationally renowned companies, and TIME Studios’ first preschool content deal, the comedy-adventure animated series features a curious five-year-old girl named Leela who discovers she’s inherited a gift that allows her to transform into any animal she wishes and sees the world through his eyes, in the process gaining a new perspective on the problem of her child.

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Leela Island It is a show that helps children learn to see the world from the perspective of others. As one of the first Afro-Latina girls to appear in an animated series for preschoolers, Leela Island We will go a long way in addressing the underrepresentation of child content in front of and behind the camera.” Maria Perez Brown, Head of Children and Family Division, TIME Studios. “We are very excited to be collaborating with Nelvana to bring this important property to preschool life.”

Leela Island Created and written by a team of esteemed diverse storytellers, including award-winning writer Fracaswell Hyman (Jeolla Jella Island, Taina, Little Bell, And The famous Jet Jackson) And Maria Perez Brown (Jeolla Jeolla Island And mystery), developed in partnership with the author Janice Burgess (The Backyards).

“We are incredibly excited Leela Island I believe that Leela will become a symbol for children around the world.” Athena Gorgiacles, Head of Development Department, Nelvana. “The caliber of talent behind this project is unparalleled, evident in the series’ perfect blend of spirited and charming moments and fierce and powerful storytelling. Working with the team at TIME has been a real highlight.”

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About Nylvana
Entertaining children for over 50 years, Nelvana is a leading international producer and distributor of animated and live action content for children. Nelvana produces a range of award-winning and world-renowned brands focused on comedy, preschool and action series, and consumer supplement programming. Nelvana content is broadcast on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada And in more than 180 countries around the world. The Nelvana library contains more than 4,800 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international awards including the Emmys® and Canadian Screen Awards. Visit the Nelvana website at

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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 high-quality brands and content across platforms to audiences around the world. Engaging the Audience Since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 traditional television stations and a range of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is a globally acclaimed content creator and distributor by Nelvana, an expert in world-class animation studio in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of written and unscripted content. The company also owns an innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, a leading supplier of 2D animation software Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.caand Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, along with widely distributed Canadian broadcast platforms STACKTV, Nick+, Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit

About TIME Studios
From one of the world’s most recognized brands, TIME Studios is an Emmy® award-winning immersive television, film and immersive studio focused on developing, producing and distributing storytelling based on outstanding, unscripted and written truth that moves the world. With technical innovation and a brand defining the visual language dating back 98 years, TIME Studios aims to impact communities and the world at large with ideas that forge real progress. By bringing together industry-leading creators and TIME, one of the most trusted brands reaching an audience of over 100 million people globally, TIME Studios is uniquely positioned to bring massive audiences to the world’s most influential stories. Recent projects include, Black Gold (Paramount +), Big Vape (Netflix), John Lewis: Good Trouble (CNN Movies), Amazing Grace (Neon), Right to Offense (A&E), Ricky PowellAlfardani (Showtime), Mass Effect: The YouTube Story, Child of the Year (Nickelodeon/CBS), TIME100 (ABC) and TIME Studios’ first book project, Women of the Year (Amazon).

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