Corus Entertainment, the parent company of Nelvana
, released a pair of press releases
for their investors day yesterday.
Announced in the press releases is the launch of Nelvana
Home Entertainment and a deal with FUNimation
No specific purpose for the new division is announced in the press releases, although some details are given about the deal with FUNimation
. They state that FUNimation
, has acquired the rights to release 44 of Nelvana
's back-catalog titles. Furthermore, "FUNimation
also becomes a strategic partner on prospective new anime productions as well as a potential co-production partner."
A deal was also signed for UK based distributor Maverick to market 33 of Nelvana
's titles in the United Kingdom.
More details on the Nelvana
deal are expected shortly.FUNimation
already distributes numerous titles for 4Kids Entertainment