Corus Entertainment acquired the Canadian broadcast rights for Pikwik, the latest animated series from Toronto-based Guru Studio. The series will debut on Treehouse in Canada early next year to coincide with the U.S. premiere on Disney Junior.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Corus come on board with Pikwik,” says Jonathan Abraham, vice president of sales and business development, Guru Studio. “Treehouse’s reach in Canada is unparalleled, and together with our broadcast partner Disney Junior in the U.S., we have incredible support to reach a wide audience.”
Pikwik follows team leader Suki the hedgehog, Axel the raccoon, Hazel the cat, and Tibor the hippo, as they work together to deliver surprise-filled parcels to the colorful residents of Pikwik. The series aims to entertain preschoolers while underscoring the social value of teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking.
“Guru is renowned for brilliant storytelling and stunning animation and Pikwik is no exception to that,” says Lisa Godfrey, vice president of original content, Corus Entertainment. “Pikwik is the perfect fit for Treehouse and will capture the hearts of parents and delight our young viewers with its vibrant cast of characters and non-stop fun.”
The series is also slated to air on Disney Junior Australia/New Zealand, Korea, and India.
Earlier in the year, Playmates Toys acquired the master toy license for Pikwik.