Nelvana Developing “Scaredy Squirrel” for Animated Series

Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce that its popular Kids Can Press title book character Scaredy Squirrel is starring in his very own animated series. A Canadian original production produced by Nelvana Studio, Scaredy Squirrel will premiere on Sunday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on YTV.

“Corus is delighted to take our successful Kids Can Press literary character Scaredy Squirrel and bring him to life on screen,” said Ted Ellis, VP, Kids/Family Programming, Corus Entertainment. “With new comedic storylines and a fresh look for an older television audience, this Nelvana series epitomizes the quality entertainment our YTV viewers have come to expect from us.”

All 26 30-minute episodes of the series are inspired by the popular little worry wart, Scaredy Squirrel, created by author Mélanie Watt. The series follows Scaredy as he tackles life’s daily challenges and explores the world outside of his treehouse. However, Scaredy always manages to balance his job at the Stash n’ Hoard grocery store with his nervous attempts to always stay safe. While geeky at first, Scaredy is one confident squirrel, never apologizing for his idiosyncrasies.

In episode one, Scaredy Squirrel: Children of the Acorn/Awaken the Stacker Within, premiering on Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m. ET/PT (r) Wednesday, April 6 at 12 p.m. ET/PT, after searching every dangerous corner of Balsa City, Scaredy has to entertain a little girl in order to win back the acorn hat he needs to complete his collection. Then, Scaredy meets his hero, Lars Von Stacking, and attempts to help the former star rebuild his confidence as well as his greatest achievement, the Broccolisseum.

Beginning on Monday, March 21, viewers can immerse themselves in Scaredy Squirrel’s world online. By visiting YTV.com, viewers can enjoy games, activities, show and character information, download wallpaper and stickers, and also submit their own artwork to be displayed on the site.

To celebrate April Fool’s Day on Friday, April 1 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, YTV will air a special sneak peek episode of Scaredy Squirrel .

On Tuesday, February 1, Kids Can Press launched the fifth Scaredy Squirrel book title, Scaredy Squirrel Has A Birthday Party. This nutty adventure follows Scaredy as he plans his own surprise birthday party. When all of Scaredy’s excessive plans are thrown up in the air, he must decide whether to cancel the party or face the music.

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  • Keegan

    Why do all cartoons look like this nowadays?

    • Funkybat

      Well, all cartoons from Canada, anyways. I half expect that squirrel to go up against a challenger from Total Drama Island rolling another log next to him.

  • juan alfonso

    Spongebob Squirrelpants has arrived!

    • DRP

      That was my first thought when I saw the picture!

  • http://www.bigfott.com Bigfott Studios

    Our faithful animated adaptation of the book “Scaredy Squirrel” is about to be released as well:

    http://westonwoods.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/catalog/product.asp?cid=882&fid=22

  • Mister Twister

    What’s with the overly simplistic style these days?!

    Makes me sick.