KIDS’ CBC GREENLIGHTS WANDERING WENDA BASED ON BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARGARET ATWOOD’S CHILDREN’S BOOK

May 10, 2016

Kids’ CBC today announced that new animated series WANDERING WENDA (26x8) from Breakthrough Entertainment has been greenlit. Inspired by Margaret Atwood’s children’s book The Wide World of Wandering Wenda, the alliterative series follows young Wenda and her two best friends   as they embark on magical adventures. Production by Breakthrough Entertainment and PIP Animation began in November 2015 and broadcast is slated for winter 2017.

“I’m delighted that Wenda has wandered her way into the wild world of television and wish her well on her adventures,” said author Margaret Atwood.

“Wandering Wenda is wacky and wonderful,” said Martin Markle, senior director of Children’s Content for CBC. “We will wow all our watchers!”

Children will be transported into an exhilarating world of action, adventure and alliteration as they follow Wenda and her two best friends, Wu and Wesley   Woodchuck on a series of wild, weird and wonderfully exciting adventures. No matter where Wenda wanders, she always finds herself mixed up in the middle of   mayhem and when the going gets tough she uses her words. With some quick wordplay, Wenda manages to get out of the trickiest situations. By changing words   she is able to shape her adventure and adapt the world around her to help her out of some sticky situations. Each episode will be a whimsical,   globe-trotting adventure of sound, word and letter exploration aimed at early readers. Wenda and her friends allow audiences to share as they venture into   daring exploits and new travel destinations, and armed with the power of words there is nothing they can’t overcome.

“We’re beyond thrilled to be working with Margaret Atwood on her inspiring children’s stories and cannot imagine a better home for this magical series than   Kids’ CBC,” said Joan Lambur, executive vice president, Family Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment.

About Kids’ CBC      
Kids’ CBC is dedicated to creating fun and inspiring programming that will uplift and enrich Canadian children. We provide content that promotes child   development, while entertaining kids and their parents. Kids’ CBC programs are available commercial-free in the morning on CBC Television, online at Kids’   CBC 1 and Kids’ CBC 2, the free TV for Me streaming app for iPad, and at YouTube.com/KidsCBC.   The CBC Parents website extends the Kids’ CBC experience by providing parents and caregivers fun crafts, activities and helpful information.

About Breakthrough Entertainment
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama   series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of   Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters worldwide. A vertically-integrated   entertainment studio, Breakthrough is involved in worldwide distribution as well as pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. Breakthrough’s   digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including e-books, webisodes and   online and mobile games. www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.

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For more information please contact:      
Cathleen Saville, publicist, CBC Television  
Cathleen.saville@cbc.ca  
416.205.7976   (office)

Lowell Hall, Ireland + Hall Communications Inc.  
On behalf of Breakthrough Entertainment  
lowell@irelandandhall.com   
416-887-1636