Nelvana to develop Piñata Smashlings series
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has teamed up with Toikido, a London based entertainment company at the cutting edge of digital design and toys, to develop a new animated kids series based on gaming IP, Piñata Smashlings™.
“Toikido is an innovative new company that has quickly achieved success turning popular gaming properties into toys and apparel for a global audience,” said Pam Westman, President of Nelvana. “Their first in-house IP, Piñata Smashlings™, has already garnered massive hype ahead of its launch this summer and we can’t wait for fans of the brand to see the new character-driven series that will expand the amusing Piñataverse world and showcase its characters like they’ve never seen them before.”
Launching in 2023, Piñata Smashlings™ is home to hundreds of playful characters called, “Smashlings” – cheeky little creatures and playful Piñatas – who love to have fun and are always on the lookout for the Rainbow Whale who drops new Rainbow pods. Piñata Smashlings™ will debut on Roblox this June, and plans are underway to launch ancillary productions such as toys, plush, apparel, homewares, publishing, magazines and animation.
“Building on the momentum of our achievements bringing successful gaming properties into toys and apparel, we developed Piñata Smashlings™ in-house as a truly immersive IP, and are pleased to add an animated series to our plans,” said Darran Garnham, Founder & CEO of Toikido. “Nelvana is known for its top quality development, production and distribution of premium kids’ content, and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with them on the development of a playful new series that will further engage fans as they experience the ever-growing Piñataverse.”