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Warner Bros., WWE Sign Distribution Agreement

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and WWE announced a multi-year partnership for home video distribution of WWE programming that will begin January 1, 2015 and include U.S. distribution rights for physical and digital formats.

The new agreement will provide WBHE with the home entertainment distribution rights to release new documentaries, match compilations, and pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania and SummerSlam, as well as a robust catalog of collectible titles throughout the U.S. The companies recently collaborated on two animated series tied to the Scooby Doo and The Flintstones franchises.

Nelvana to Develop New Girls’ Preschool Series

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana partnered with Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit, Doc McStuffins, Octonauts) and Candy Bear (Zack & Quack) to develop the new girls preschool series, Cozy Island. Created by Gili Dolev and Yvette Kaplan and designed by Erez Gavish of Candy Bear, the 52 x 11-minute CG-animated series follows the adventures of a little girl named Naya who has moved to the island with her family for her mother’s new job as mender-in-chief. Naya discovers that Cozy Island is a very bouncy place filled with amazing new friends, like Velly, Fluff Monster, and other one-of-a-kind characters who leap, roll, and slide their way from one adventure to the next. With a spring in her step and plucky determination to help all of her friends, Naya discovers that she has the ability to craft tailor-fit solutions to problems like no one else.