(February 11th 2019 – Toronto, Canada) – Toronto based Portfolio Entertainment Inc. celebrates three Canadian Screen Award nominations for the third season of their popular preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That!
Executive Produced by Lisa Olfman & Joy Rosen and produced by Lawrence S. Mirkin, the series has been nominated for Best Pre-School Program or Series, Best Direction in Animation for Director Paul Hunt, and Best Performance in Animation for legendary Canadian actor Martin Short who is once again nominated for his role as “The Cat”.
Fueled by curiosity and imagination, the Cat leads best friends Nick and Sally on extraordinary adventures as they explore the world and how things work. With the help of Fish, Thing One and Thing Two and their whimsical Thinga-ma-jigger, they travel to fascinating places like ‘Machine-ama-Zoo’ and the ‘Frictionarium’ discovering science and engineering concepts with fun and fascination!
“Portfolio has truly captured the spirit of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat character in this series; the program embodies Theodor “Seuss” Geisel’s legacy of entertaining children while promoting literacy and learning,” says Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., who, along with PBS Kids & Random House Productions, have partnered with Portfolio on the series since its premiere. “We are so proud of this team for accomplishing this great honor and ensuring children everywhere can experience the amazing world of Dr. Seuss through this imaginative series.”
“We are thrilled and honored to have been recognized by the Academy for this timeless, iconic series. We couldn’t be prouder of the entire team for their commitment, artistry and passion for bringing Dr. Seuss’ wonderful creation to life” says CEO Lisa Olfman.
The third season was produced as a “Ready to Learn” program through PBS Kids and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the US and Corus Entertainment/Treehouse TV in Canada.
Portfolio Entertainment Inc. Global Distribution for The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! it currently airs in over 100 territories.
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment is a leading media company specializing in the production, distribution and animation of kids and family entertainment for television and digital media content providers worldwide. Portfolio’s most notable projects include The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (PBS/Treehouse); DOKI (Discovery Kids); and Freaktown (Teletoon). The company’s Toronto headquarters house Portfolio Animation, a creator-driven 2D Harmony animation studio. Its distribution division represents over 1,500 half-hours of animated and live-action programming seen on broadcasting and streaming platforms across 110 markets worldwide. Portfolio was founded by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen.
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