March Entertainment is a defunct Canadian producer of digital animated entertainment for television and the World Wide Web. The company's properties include the television series Chilly Beach, Maple Shorts, Yam Roll, and Dex Hamilton.

Founded in 1996 as a producer of web content, March Entertainment's Chilly Beach Flash animation series would be broadcast on CBC Television starting in 2003. The property also yielded two movies, The World is Hot Enough and The Canadian President.[1]

In 2007, the company co-produced the series Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist. The company also co-produced G2G, which aired on Australia's Nine Network in September 2008 and is currently airing on Canada's CBC-TV.[2]

In 2009, March produced its first and only 3D CGI animated movie for toymaker Playmobil, entitled The Secret of Pirate Island. The company was in production for a second DVD movie which has since been scrapped.[3]

March animated season 1 of Mia and Me, an international co-production with Rainbow S.p.A., broadcaster ZDF and Lucky Punch.[4] The show, which mixes live action and CGI animation, was the most requested program at 2010's MIPJunior conference.[5]

The company's head office was in Toronto and it had an animation studio located in Sudbury.

March Entertainment was also responsible for the websites iLaugh and Edge of Toon.

The company went defunct in the early 2010s and was succeeded by Toonrush.

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References

  1. ^ "With March Entertainment (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)".
  2. ^ "Program Guide - Programs". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  3. ^ "MARCH ENTERTAINMENT INC. | March Entertainment Co-Produces Full 3D movies for Playmobil". Newswire.ca. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  4. ^ "C21Media | Home to the International Entertainment Community".
  5. ^ TV (2010-10-06). "Mia and Me is MIP Jr.'s Most-Requested Show". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-04.