Hit partners with Nelvana for new show

Duo to produce pre-school series Mike the Knight for broadcast in 2011.
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Hit Entertainment is partnering with Corus' Nelvana Studio to produce new pre-school series, Mike the Knight.

The duo will work together to create 52 12-minute episodes of the show for delivery in autumn 2011. To date, Mike the Knight will air on pre-school network Treehouse in Canada and has been pre-sold to a number of broadcasters worldwide.

Nelvana Enterprises will represent the series in broadcast and home entertainment, while Hit will represent Mike the Knight in all other territories globally.

"We're thrilled to be working with Corus' Nelvana Studio and Treehouse - a veritable roundtable of pre-school programming expertise - on this fantastic project," said Karen Barnes, EVP, programming and development at Hit. "Nelvana has the unparalleled animation expertise to bring the show to life in exceptional ways; and the working relationship we've developed with Treehouse has been a complete delight.

"Mike the Knight certainly has an exciting future."


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