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Nelvana readies 40th anniversary celebrations

Firm marking milestone at Mipcom; key deal inked with Disney Channels in Europe.
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Nelvana is heading to Mipcom this weekend with big plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

And, ahead of the Cannes showcase, the firm has secured a broadcast deal for its Scaredy Squirrel property with Disney Channel and Disney XD in Europe and beyond.

The launch territories include France, Spain, Benelux, Germany, Greece, Turkey, CEE, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa and Japan.

Scaredy Squirrel is based on the children's book series by Canadian author, Mélanie Watt.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Disney Channels to introduce Scaredy Squirrel to kids and their families in so many countries," said Jerry Diaz, VP worldwide sales at Nelvana Enterprises. "We are confident that audiences around the world will relate to our quirky but lovable squirrel, reinforcing how a good story and a good belly laugh always transcends borders."

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Founded in 1971, Nelvana is made up of two divisions. Nelvana Studios develops and produces animated content from its production facility in Toronto.