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YTV bows Slap Happy’s Nerds and Monsters

Corus Entertainment's YTV is set to bow Nerds and Monsters, the first original animated series from Vancouver and L.A.-based indie animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons, on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT.
March 12, 2014

Corus Entertainment’s YTV is set to bow Nerds and Monsters, the first original animated series from Vancouver and L.A.-based indie animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons, on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Nerds and Monsters will then fall into its regular YTV timeslot the following week on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Aimed at six to 11′s, the 20 x half hour comedy series follows the adventures of a group of nerdy tween castaways who, after landing on an uncharted island, must use their smarts to survive an attacking horde of dim-witted monsters.

Corus originally greenlit the series in December 2012 after Slap Happy inked a development deal in January that year.

Toronto, Canada-based 9 Story Entertainment came on board to distribute the series a year later, its first acquisition under its new international distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises.

ABC TV Australia has also picked up the series from 9 Story, but has yet to announce a premiere date.

Slap Happy Cartoons was founded by Kathy Rocchio, Greg Sullivan, Josh Mepham and Vito Viscomi.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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