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New animated series Rev & Roll zooms on to Family Jr. September 2

From a media release:

Family Jr. is putting the pedal to the metal this fall with the premiere of the brand new animated series Rev & Roll. Created by mom and dad duo, Scott and Julie Stewart (the masterminds behind Kate and Mim-Mim), the action-packed show follows 8-year-old Rev, and his best friend Rumble – a powerful truck with a puppy personality – as they go on wild adventures in their town of Fender Bend! The preschool series races into Family Jr.’s fall lineup on Monday, September 2 at 8 a.m. ET, airing alongside new episodes of Grizzy and The Lemmings and Mighty Mike.

Rev & Roll was created by Canadian parents who saw a gap in the kids’ entertainment world for a series inclusive of free-range freedom and outdoor adventure themes. Watch an interview with the creators here.

Surrounded by mountains to climb, canyons to jump, forest trails to blaze, and miles of open road, Rev and Rumble’s world is a high-octane wilderness playground fueled by imagination, exploration and full-throttle fun. As part of a ranching family and the tight-knit community of Fender Bend, the duo live in a revved up world where vehicles live side-by-side with their human best friends. Whether they’re helping Rev’s family on the ranch, wheeling around town, or roaring through the surrounding wilderness, each day brings epic adventures, new challenges and an important lesson to learn. Following the premiere, episodes of Rev & Roll will air daily at 8 a.m. ET and will also be available on Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App.

Rev & Roll headlines Family Jr.’s fall lineup, pulling up next to some of the network’s most popular shows including Polly PocketChip and PotatoDaniel Tiger’s NeighbourhoodGrizzy and the Lemmings and Mighty Mike. The September schedule also features exciting adventures from Fireman Sam such as Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie and Fireman Sam: Set for Action airing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month.

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DHX Media Announces New Commissions for Three Series

From a media release:

DHX Media a global leader in kids and family entertainment content, is heading to this year’s MIPTV, the world’s biggest TV and digital content market, with new commissions for three series: Chuck’s Choice has been commissioned by YTV in Canada, and has already been licensed to Turner Broadcasting France; Space Ranger Roger is commissioned by Family Jr.; and season two of Inspector Gadget has been commissioned by TELETOON, in Canada. All three series are being produced at DHX Studios.

Taking place April 4-7, 2016, in Cannes, France, MIPTV gathers the world’s most successful distributors, buyers and producers to strike distribution and co-production deals. Please visit the DHX Media team at stand R7.A11, in the Riviera hall of the Palais des Festivals, to learn more about Chuck’s ChoiceSpace Ranger RogerInspector Gadget and other great DHX shows.

About Chuck’s Choice

Brand new original 2D animated comedy Chuck’s Choice (40 x 11′) is aimed at kids aged 6-11. Currently in production at DHX’s Vancouver studio, Chuck’s Choice is directed by Rob Boutilier, creator of the hit kids’ show Kid vs. Kat.

For Chuck McFarlane, life is all about making choices. But lucky for him, these aren’t just regular everyday choices! Through an intergalactic gift from the stars, Chuck is bestowed with what may be the greatest device in the universe…the U-Decide 3000, giving him the power to literally choose his next adventure!  Some choices turn out great, others, not so much. After all, being given the power of flight sounds amazing. But what if it came with a larva sac attached to your abdomen? Suddenly everyone’s looking at you like you’re a bit strange. Of course Chuck’s life choices are a bit more mind-blowingly awesome, since he is…the DECIDER! While most kids have very limited choices, this 10-year-old gets to control his destiny and go on one thrilling adventure after another without any boring ol’ adults telling him what to do, and with his best friends coming along for the ride!

About Space Ranger Roger

3D preschool series Space Ranger Roger (13 x 30′), from DHX Media’s Halifax Studio, is created by Jeff Rosen (Animal Mechanicals, Bo On the GO, The Mighty Jungle, Monster Math Squad).

Space Ranger Roger is a plucky little alien hero sent to help a strange, faraway world…Earth! No assignment is too big or too small. Roger’s motto is, “A friend in need is a mission for me!” Along with his trusty squad of Ranger bots, and his bot dog, Rover, Roger can always get the job done.

Each day, Roger scans the surface of our small blue planet from orbit aboard the Friend Ship. When he picks up a distress signal from an Earth creature, it’s his job as a Space Ranger to gear up with his team of rambunctious fix-it bots, find out what the problem is and save the day in a fun and creative way.

About Inspector Gadget

3D animation series, Inspector Gadget from the DHX studio in Halifax, returns for Season 2 (26 x 30′).

The new Inspector Gadget is back – again! The stakes are higher than ever in season two for Inspector Gadget, his niece Penny and their trusty dog, Brain. Will they be able to defeat Dr. Claw and his nephew Talon? Or will the MAD villains finally be victorious? Both sides are more determined than ever to come out on top…even if Inspector Gadget still hasn’t got a clue.

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