FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Radical Sheep’s OLLIE! The Boy Who Became What He Ate Premieres February 18 on CBC KIDS

Toronto, Canada – February 9, 2017 – New children’s series Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate from Radical Sheep Productions and Mickey Rogers Media is set to premiere Saturday, February 18 at 9 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in NL, 8 a.m. in AB, and 7:30 a.m. in BC) on CBC Kids. The series will broadcast new episodes each Saturday, followed by encore presentations Mondays at 8 a.m. (8:30 NL). The new 26x11 series is based on the popular children’s property “Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate” by Sheena Macrae.

“We are thrilled to hit the airwaves on CBC Kids with this fun and dynamic series about trying new and healthy foods,” said President of Radical Sheep Productions Michelle Melanson Cuperus. “There is an epic adventure in every bite.”

Ollie! is an animated super hero series that promotes trying new and healthy foods. The series stars six year-old Ollie, a hesitant eater who turns every meal into an adventure as he becomes what he eats, gaining superpowers that help him to save the day during his food ventures

“In a fun simple way this show encourages kids and families to make healthy food choices. We hope they'll think of Ollie when they're at the kitchen table or the grocery store," said Marie McCann, interim senior director of Children's Content for CBC.

Michelle Melanson Cuperus, John Leitch, Mickey Rogers, Sheena Macrae, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier act as Executive Producers on the series with Jain Dickson as Producer. Animation is provided by Keyframe Animation.

BOAT ROCKER RIGHTS is the exclusive global distributor, and will represent the title’s merchandising and licensing opportunities.

Radical Sheep Productions

Radical Sheep Productions has over 700 episodes of award winning series and successful licensing programs to its name, including The Next Step, Fangbone!, The Bagel and Becky Show, Yup Yups, Stella and Sam, and Can You Imagine That! In addition to Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate for CBC Kids, Radical Sheep is currently in production on Tee and Mo for TVO Kids and Knowledge Network. Radical Sheep is a Boat Rocker Media Company.

Boat Rocker Rights

Boat Rocker Rights is a global content distribution, sales and licensing division committed to partner-friendly interaction, absolute transparency, and building long lasting alliances with clients all over the world.

CBC KIDS

CBC KIDS is dedicated to creating fun and inspiring programming that will uplift and enrich Canadian children. We provide content that promotes child development, while delighting kids and their parents.

Mickey Rogers Media

Mickey Rogers has over 20 years experience in the media as an awardwinning television producer, distributor and journalist. She executive produced award-winning Madison, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Edgemont, These Arms of Mine and The Magician’s House. The Magician’s House, a co-production with BBC, won an International Emmy. She founded Forefront Entertainment, established the distribution arm and works between Canada and the UK on projects that have global appeal.