Disney scoops up rights to Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets

The Nelvana-produced series will bow on Disney Channel US next month before rolling out internationally.
August 30, 2016

Canada-based Corus Entertainment’s production and distribution arm Nelvana has licensed multi-territory broadcast and on-demand rights for its latest animated series Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets to Disney Channels Worldwide.

Inspired by Cepia’s successful Zhu Zhu Pets toy line that features robotic plush hamsters, the comedic toon goes to air on Disney Channel US September 12.

Following the show’s launch Stateside, it will move to Disney channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Its Canadian premiere date has yet to be announced.

Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets features popular characters Pipsqueak, Num Nums and Chunk, as well as a number of new faces.

Produced by Nelvana, the 26 x 22-minutes series is executive produced by Scott Dyer, Colin Bohm and Irene Weibel (Nelvana), along with Russell Hornsby (Cepia).

Nelvana’s content currently airs on Corus kids channels in Canada and in more than 160 countries worldwide.

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