Sudbury Produces New Animated TV Series
McGuinty Government Invests In Multi-Media Project
Sudbury's burgeoning animation industry has landed another production assignment. A new television series will mean new jobs in one of the North's emerging economic sectors.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing $1,650,000 in the production of a new March Entertainment series titled "Pest Control 3000". The company is developing this project in partnership with production houses in the United Kingdom and in Australia. It will also target distribution through the Internet and through wireless devices such as cell phones and portable media players. The company estimates that some 80 jobs will be generated over the lifetime of the production.
March Entertainment also produced Chilly Beach, a critically acclaimed series that ran for three years and is still seen Saturdays, in reruns, on CBC TV. The NOHFC provided $2.1 million to help March take this series from the web to television.
- “Pest Control 3000” is aimed at a young audience. Set in the year 3000, the 26-episode series will feature Dex Hamilton and his friends battling to keep the world safe from a universe of alien insects.
- March Entertainment operates a state-of-the-art 13,000 square-foot production facility on Larch Street, in Sudbury.
“By investing in exciting projects such as this one, the McGuinty government continues to help grow the Northern Ontario television and film production sector.”
“March Entertainment is the cornerstone of Sudbury’s television production sector and is again creating important job opportunities within the computer animation community.”