Cartoon Network Latin America brings on 78 new hours of kids' programming

Michelle Clancy | 24-01-2014

Cartoon Network Latin America has completed deals for 78 half hours of programming from Corus Entertainment's Nelvana, a Canadian producer of children's animated and live-action shows.

Cartoon Network Latin America has purchased new seasons of Mr Young, Sidekick, Scaredy Squirrel and Detentionaire.

Mr Young follows Adam, a 14-year-old who spends his days in high school with his best friend and the girl of his dreams. However, unlike other kids his age, Adam goes by 'mister' Mr Young, that is. A child prodigy, Adam landed himself a job as a high school science teacher instructing students his own age.

Sidekick is an action-packed animated comedy about a superhero sidekick who having zero interest in fulfilling his sidekick duties goes from second fiddle to first string when his boss goes missing.

Based on the title character from the award winning books by Melanie Watt, Scaredy Squirrel is an animated comedy series that follows Scaredy as he tackles life's daily challenges in a world where fun rules.

And finally, Detentionaire is the story of teenager Lee Ping, who is falsely accused of pulling the biggest, baddest prank in high school history, and receives a full year of detention as punishment. Determined to prove his innocence, Lee escapes detention every day and infiltrates different social cliques in an attempt to find the true culprit.