(January 4, 2012 – Vancouver, Canada) — Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has signed a development deal with Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the animated series Nerds and Monsters.

Created by Slap Happy Cartoons, Nerds and Monsters is a 52×11’ comedy aimed at 8-12 year olds that tosses a group of nerdy high school 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 excited to be partnering with YTV on Nerds and Monsters,” said Vito Viscomi, co-creator and Partner at Slap Happy Cartoons. “YTV has a long history of shepherding and developing funny and extremely popular animated series, and we look forward to working with them and making Nerds and Monsters a show that will entertain and resonate with kids of all ages – both in Canada and around the world.”

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