New pre-school show Trucktown to debut on Canada's Treehouse

Show based on popular books follows adventures of young trucks; airs spring 2014.
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Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Studio has commenced production of a new boys pre-school animated series: Trucktown.

The CGI series is based on the popular children's books collection and will air on Canada's premier pre-school channel, Treehouse, next spring.

40 half-hour episodes following the adventures of a group of young trucks has already been green-lit.

The book series, created by Jon Scieszka and published by Simon and Schuster, includes over 50 titles and has sold more than 1million books.

Colin Bohm, managing director of Nelvana Enterprises, said: "We're delighted to be bringing the world of Trucktown, which has engaged millions of kids through the books, to life on screen.

"The boisterous characters and rollicking action that Jon Scieszka created for the page has a proven track record, which the series will be able to introduce to even more kids and families."

The action is centred around Jack truck and his friends Dump Truck Dan and Max the Monster Truck as they power their way through Trucktown.

Ted Ellis, vice president of programming at Treehouse, said: "Trucktown embraces the excitement of playing together on the playground, with a lot of noise and rambunctious fun.

“We’re excited to add a series to the Treehouse schedule that is turbo-charged to connect with boys.”

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