Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press, Nelvana Studio and Treehouse will celebrate pre-school character Franklin’s 25th anniversary with the publication of a special edition of “Franklin in the Dark" and the Treehouse premiere of the new CGI-animated series “Franklin and Friends” on March 4.
Since its publication in 1986, “Franklin in the Dark” has sold more than 65 million books in over 30 languages. The new Canadian-produced “Franklin and Friends” has sold broadcast rights in France, Eastern Europe, Finland, Norway, Poland, Latin America and Indonesia.
“Corus has a long history with Franklin, from the award-winning books published by Kids Can Press to the internationally successful classic television series produced by Nelvana,” says Doug Murphy, executive vice president and president of Corus Television. “We are proud to commemorate this milestone by issuing never-before-seen material in a special edition of Franklin in the Dark and by giving our audiences an updated version of the series with new CGI-animation on Treehouse.”