Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana greenlit three children’s productions, including digital-first, live-action series Miss Persona and two new animated series, P.U.R.S.T. Agent Binky and The Remarkable Mr. King. Nelvana, which holds global distribution and merchandising rights to all three properties, will introduce the series to the international market at MIPCOM in October.
Miss Persona centers on the titular little lady, played by series creator, producer, and songwriter Kimberly Persona, taking care of the creatures that inhabit her forest world. Along the way, she solves problems as they arise with the help of her bowtie-wearing best friend Brandon Bear and some upbeat tunes. A rare foray into live-action for Nelvana, Miss Persona will launch on the Corus-owned Treehouse Direct YouTube channel on Friday, September 21, before debuting on Treehouse’s linear channel in January.
Based on the Kids Can Press graphic novels written and illustrated by Ashley Spires, P.U.R.S.T. Agent Binky is a new CGI-animated series following the adventures of Binky and his fellow P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel) agents on a mission to protect their human families from aliens, robots, and interstellar threats. The comedy-action series is for kids ages 4 to 7 and will air next fall on Treehouse in Canada.
The Remarkable Mr. King, based on the Kids Can Press picture book series by Geneviève Côté, will air next fall on Treehouse. The preschool series follows a well-meaning, short sighted, little lion whose big thinks sometimes cause big snags. Mr. King shows little ones how to turn mistakes into wins for everyone to share.