NELVANA AND ROUND ROOM PRESENTS BRING RANGER ROB TO LIFE ON STAGE WITH WORLDWIDE TOUR

The Life-Sized Adventures of Ranger Rob Set Out on Live Stage Tour Beginning Next Fall

TORONTO, Canada – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana today announced its partnership with Round Room Presents to bring Nelvana’s original, hit preschool adventure series Ranger Rob to life on stage with a worldwide tour. Locations and dates will be announced in May 2018 with the first stops in Canada beginning fall 2018.

“As we continue to build on the success and momentum of Ranger Rob we couldn’t be more excited to work with Round Room to deliver the sense of exploration and wonder of the series to the stage,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “Our young fans continually look for ways to experience their favourite characters beyond the television screen, and we’re eager to bring the excitement of Big Sky Park to life through this new on-stage adventure.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nelvana to bring a live version of Ranger Rob to the stage,” said Stephen Shaw, Founder and CEO, Round Room Presents. “Ranger Rob and the spirited themes of exploration, curiosity, and discovery lend themselves perfectly to a live experience and we can’t wait to bring these stories to life in a new way for kids everywhere.”

Ranger Rob follows the adventures of 10-year-old Rob and his friends Stomper, a talking Yeti, Chipper, a robotic car, fun-loving pal Dakota and others, around Big Sky Park, the coolest natural outdoor adventure park. Whether they are flying or driving in Chipper, zip-lining through trees or snowboarding through frosty fields, they love discovering and exploring all that the park has to offer. Each episode of the series takes viewers on a new adventure, cultivating the spirit of exploration and curiosity, and inspiring kids to get outside to play and discover.

Round Room joins a growing list of licensees and partners with Ranger Rob including Sprout, the preschool destination within NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids network which broadcasts the series in the U.S., and the master toy partner, Imports Dragon.

About Nelvana
Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio in Toronto and leading digital animation software company Toon Boom in Montreal employ more than 300 Canadians working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage.  For more information, visit www.nelvana.com.

About Round Room Presents
Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently producing and promoting the hit touring show PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero. http://www.roundroompresents.com/

Press Contacts:

Media contact: ChizComm Ltd. | www.chizcomm.com on behalf of Nelvana.
Jessica Pirraglia | 416.551.0822 x 330 | jessica@chizcomm.com

Laura Berkenblit, Senior Publicist, Nelvana
416.860.4225; laura.berkenblit@corusent.com

Michelle McTeague, Publicity Manager, Nelvana
416.966.7724; michelle.mcteague@corusent.com

Round Room:
Josh Blackburn, Round Room Presents
330-575-6446; josh@roundroompresents.com


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