Toronto, Canada-based Tricon Films & Television is officially launching a Kids & Family division and is marking the occasion with the acquisition of Kavaleer Productions’ new animated preschool series Wildernuts.
The 26 x seven-minute ecology adventure series is produced in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board, RTÉ (RTÉ Junior) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound & Vision fund.
The new Tricon Films & Family division, meanwhile, will feature both acquired content and new projects in development. Tricon has already been producing children’s programming with kids format The Next Star, now in its sixth season on YTV. Also currently in development is the animated preschool series Go Away Unicorn! with co-producer Mercury Filmworks.
Tricon is also set to debut the previously acquired JiggiJump, which gets preschoolers physically active by taking them on imaginative musical adventures, at MIP Junior in October.