press release: Slap Happy Cartoons’ Nerds and Monsters gets a go from YTV

By Mike Valiquette

SLAP HAPPY CARTOONS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON

NERDS AND MONSTERS FOR YTV

(December 12, 2012 – Vancouver, Canada) – Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has secured a commission from Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the production of their animated series (40 x 11 min) Nerds and Monsters.

Created by Slap Happy Cartoons, Nerds and Monsters is a comedy aimed at 6-11 year olds that tosses a group of nerdy kids on a fantastic uncharted island. The tween castaways must use nothing but their smarts to survive the relentless attacks by the island’s inhabitants – a tribe of hideous monsters that are mistakenly threatened by their human invaders. Lucky for the nerds, these dim-witted monsters don’t have any smarts!

“We’re thrilled to start production on Nerds and Monsters,” said Kathy Rocchio, Co-creator and Partner at Slap Happy Cartoons. “YTV is the perfect home for these unique and entertaining characters and we look forward to watching Nerds and Monsters strike a comedic chord with kids all around the world.”

SLAP HAPPY CARTOONS INC. has offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. Founded by top animation professionals Kathy Rocchio, Greg Sullivan, Josh Mepham and Vito Viscomi, Slap Happy Cartoons works with a global base of clients, which include development partners Comedy Central, Kids WB!, DHX Media, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, and Disney XD. With a wealth of experience from working on award-winning animation productions, the founders launched Slap Happy Cartoons to realize their shared vision and passion for creating original, funny – and sometimes twisted – cartoons for both kids and adults. Visit Slap Happy at www.SlapHappyCartoons.com.

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