The animated series, which began production last August, will launch in Canada on Treehouse in early 2020 to coincide with the US premiere on Disney Junior
Toronto-based children’s content producer Guru Studio is pleased to announce today that Corus Entertainment has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights for its newest original preschool series, Pikwik.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Corus come on board with Pikwik,” said Jonathan Abraham, VP Sales and Business Development at Guru Studio. “Treehouse’s reach in Canada is unparalleled, and together with our broadcast partner Disney Junior in the US, we have incredible support to reach a wide audience.”
“Guru is renowned for brilliant storytelling and stunning animation and Pikwik is no exception to that,” said 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 preschool series aimed for kids ages 2-5, follows team leader Suki the hedgehog, Axel the racoon, Hazel the cat, and Tibor the hippo, as they work together to deliver surprise-filled parcels to the colourful residents of Pikwik. The 52 x 11 minute episodes are packed with big adventures and heartfelt charm while underscoring the social value of teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking.
Pikwik was created by Guru Studio’s President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone and VP Creative Development Rachel Reade Marcus.
“We are delighted to be working with the talented team at Corus,” said Frank Falcone, President and Executive Creative Director at Guru Studio. “We are looking forward to introducing our adorable characters and charming universe to preschoolers across the country.”
The series is also slated to air on Disney Junior Australia/New Zealand, Korea and India.