Canada Crew to Premiere on TVO in 2017


TORONTO: Canada Crew, a new preschool series being produced by Little Engine Moving Pictures and distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment, is slated to begin airing on TVO next summer.

Hosted by a trio of animal puppets, Canada Crew takes young viewers on a tour of Canada, introducing them to some of the country’s people and places. The 26×7-minute show, which combines live action and animation, is due to debut on July 1, 2017, which marks Canada’s 150th anniversary. It will also become available on the TVOKids website and YouTube channel.

Canada Crew was commissioned by TVOKids and is executive produced by Marney Malabar, TVO’s director of kids’ TV. The series is created and executive produced by Ben Mazzotta and Maria Kennedy at Little Engine Moving Pictures. Mazzotta, Little Engine’s creative head, also serves as the show’s lead writer, director and animator.