marblemedia and Atomic Cartoons enter development with Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon on Animated Series

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TORONTO, CANADA  – Award-winning content creators, marblemedia and Atomic Cartoons, are in development with TELETOON on an animated comedy series titled Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon.

The quirky series follows the weirdly irreverent and randomly wild submarine adventures of Captain Cornelius and his crew as they scour the lagoon floor for the best, and the worst, cartoons ever made! The series offers audiences different animation styles in an assortment of original shorts, clips and sketches.

“By presenting various animation styles, the series gives audiences the opportunity to interact with their favourite cartoons in new and exciting ways,” said Matt Hornburg, Co-CEO and Executive Producer, marblemedia. “We look forward to working with our partners to discover and cultivate new talent in Canada’s rich animation community.”

To accomplish this feat, marblemedia teamed up with fellow Canadian animation powerhouse Atomic Cartoons, the creators behind the hit series Atomic Betty.

“Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon is right in our animated kids’ comedy wheelhouse,” stated Rob Davies, Director of Development and company co-founder at Atomic Cartoons. “When our friends at marblemedia first approached us with the project we jumped at the opportunity to work with them. We simply couldn’t pass up the challenge of co-developing and co-producing something for Teletoon that’s outside of the normal cartoon box.”

The series will be co-produced by marblemedia and Atomic Cartoons with Robert Pincombe (Jimmy Two-Shoes, Beyblade) and Shelly Hoffman (Camp Lakebottom, Kid vs. Kat) acting as showrunners. The series is based on a web series by Pat-Man Studios, which is represented by Michael Goodman. Distribution will be handled by Distribution360.

Visit Matt Hornburg, Mark Bishop and Mik Perlus at Kidscreen Summit in the Marti Suite.

 marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multiplatform entertainment experiences for audiences around the world. With nearly 250 hours of programming distributed in more than 200 territories, marblemedia has been honoured by Playback Magazine with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award, in addition to being named Transmedia Producer of the Year (2011) by the publication. marble has won two Canadian Screen Awards, two Gemini Awards, been nominated for an Emmy® Award and was identified as a Next Generation Content Producer (2009) by The Hollywood Reporter. The company owns a 50-acre production ranch, operates a Toronto-based studio, home to 50 staff, and an L.A. office. The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. marblemedia.com |@marblemedia | facebook.com/marblemedia

Atomic Cartoons, a Thunderbird Company, is an award-winning animation studio employing 250 talented people at studios in Vancouver and Kelowna. The proud recipient of two Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, Atomic created, developed, and produced original properties Atomic Betty and Pirate Express, as well as servicing co-productions such as Little Charmers and Rocket Monkeys. Atomic Cartoons’ Director of Development, Rob Davies, co-founded Atomic Cartoons in 1999 and is a co-creator of the Canadian hit series Atomic Betty, and an Emmy-Award winner for his directing work on Pinky & The Brain at Warner Bros Animation.

Jennifer Wyant | j.wyant@atomiccartoons.com

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