Nelvana Studio’s Mike the Knight is going to “Be a knight, and do it right!” starting September 8 My Big Big Friend arrives on September 5NEW episodes from returning Treehouse favourites including Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Franklin and Friends, Max & Ruby, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Team Umizoomi, Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina   Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse celebrates the power of imagination with new and returning series that promote the value of learning through adventure and discovery. TREEHOUSE PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: MIKE THE KNIGHT (26 x 30) – Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. NEW SERIES premieres September 8 In the medieval land of Glendragon lives Mike, a boy with a big future. The son of the King and Queen, Mike is determined to grow up to be a great and noble knight, just like his dad. This brave hero is joined on his knightly missions by his companions Squirt and Sparkie – two extraordinary and eccentric dragons – and his trusty steed Galahad. Mike’s sister Evie, a trainee wizard, often tries to lend a hand, even though her spells often hinder rather than help her brother’s progress! Along the way, Mike discovers the power of responsibility and doing things the right way, abiding by his triumphant motto of “Be a knight, do it right!” Produced by Nelvana Studio and HIT Entertainment. MY BIG BIG FRIEND (26 x 30) – Mondays at 6:30 p.m. NEW SERIES premieres September 5 Yuri, Lili and Matt are three little friends with some big challenges – like not being able to reach the light switch at night! Thankfully, their imaginary friends Golias (a blue elephant), Nessa (a pink giraffe) and Bongo (a green kangaroo) are tall enough, strong enough and BIG enough to help them out! Meet MY BIG BIG FRIEND and discover that friendship, and lots of laughs, can help shrink life’s everyday challenges down to size. My Big Big Friend is produced by Breakthrough Films in association with 2D Lab and Treehouse. BUBBLE GUPPIES – Mondays at 6 p.m. NETWORK PREMIERE on September 5 Dive into the vibrant and colour water world of the Bubble Guppies – Gil, Molly, Deema, Nonny, Oona and Goby – a group of adventurous underwater preschoolers learning about the world around them. Set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs, Bubble Guppies explores a wide range of topics, from dentists and dinosaurs, to rock & roll and recycling. In each episode, the characters lead the learning process, discovering something of interest on their way to school and exploring that theme from a variety of angles. The series’ educational approach fosters a love of learning and inspires independent thinking by celebrating children’s natural curiosity and the power of everyday discoveries. BABAR AND THE ADVENTURES OF BADOU – Monday to Friday NEW EPISODES beginning September 5 Produced by Nelvana Studio and TeamTO, in association with The Clifford Ross Company, Babar and the Adventures of Badou is inspired by the bestselling children’s book collection and follows the action-packed adventures of eight-year-old Badou, following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather King Babar (voiced by Gordon Pinsent). Badou has an appetite for adventure and a tendency to get caught in some tricky situations along with his colourful friends Chiku the monkey, Zawadi the zebra, Jake the scruffy little fox and Munroe the defiant and brave porcupine. Navigating the ups and downs of growing up in Celesteville’s royal palace, Badou never forgets that his grandfather King Babar will always be there to offer guidance and support. NEW EPISODES of returning Treehouse favourites, including Franklin and Friends, Max & Ruby, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Team Umizoomi, Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina, beginning September 5! Treehouse offers premium preschool programming and a rich co-viewing environment for children and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, values-rich and entertaining programs, Treehouse delivers high-quality children’s series from Canada and around the world. A parent-trusted brand, Treehouse’s highly interactive website, TreehouseTV.com reaches over half-a-million moms per month. Visit the Treehouse website at www.treehousetv.com. Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com. -30- All times listed above are ET/PT. For high-resolution images, please visit http://mediacentre.corusent.com Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPR For more information, images or screeners, please contact: Judy Lung Corus Entertainment Communications 416.479.6757 judy.lung@corusent.com