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Breakthrough Entertainment
Founded1986; 38 years ago (1986) in Canada
FateAcquired by Shadow Pines Studios

Breakthrough Entertainment (formerly Breakthrough Films & Television) is a Canadian production company founded in 1986 by Peter Williamson and Ira Levy. It produces famous Canadian TV shows such as Jimmy Two-Shoes and Atomic Betty.

On July 10, 2018, 9 Story Media Group acquired Breakthrough Entertainment's kids and family library and development slate.[1]

Somewhere in 2023, Breakthrough Entertainment was acquired by Shadow Pines Studios. This means that employees at the company will be shifting to new positions at Shadow Pines Studios, and that they will also manage Breakthrough's existing catalogue.[2]


Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Breakthrough Entertainment produces a variety of programming, including primetime comedy and drama series, factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children's animation. The company has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories, handling worldwide pre-sales, co-productions, and third-party acquisitions.[3]

Films and series


  1. ^ "9 Story buys Breakthrough's kids library and slate".
  2. ^ "Breakthrough Entertainment". Retrieved 2023-10-10.
  3. ^ "About Us". Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.