Two pilot episodes of the hilarious new digital show for kids, Animal News Now, is set to begin airing on December 16th at www.cbc.ca/parents.
This latest project by WBM is hosted by a child news anchor and their trusty talking canine sidekick. ANN is a digital “newscast” full of stories about animals, told by animals and aimed at the kids who love them.
The newscasts cover everything from breaking stories, to fashion, sports, food reviews and entertainment news. All right from the horse’s mouth… and the dog’s… and the gerbil’s and the llama’s. Because on ANN, animals can talk and boy, do they have a lot to say!
Using comedic voice-overs to animate the animals and hear their stories, viewers get a glimpse into the secret world of animals from the backyard to the barnyard and all pastures in between.
Viewers will be able to go to www.cbc.ca/parents to view the two pilot episodes and then vote on their favourite news team. Will it be Emerson and her very hairy co-host Ruckus or host Asher and his class-act canine companion Harley who get to take the series to air? ANN is set to win the hearts of kids, parents and pets throughout the country.
“Wallner and Matisic’s easygoing performances have cultivated an audience that wants no-nonsense advice about merchandise. But their comedy is a bonus as they await the pass-or-fail remarks from the chef, who can only laugh.”
– Vancouver Province
In Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, the test-driving twosome from The Shopping Bags narrow their focus to the kitchen and put cookbooks to the test. In each episode, Anna and Kristina try out and review recipes, ingredients, appliances and food prep techniques to see if the average cook can re-create the beautifully-photographed meals. At the end of the show, a guest chef or food expert gives a final evaluation of the meal and Anna & Kristina decide if the cookbook really delivers the goods.
Premiered: September 2008
Length: 78 x 30’
Produced for W Network (Canada) and Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
Broadcaster: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
Distributor: Picture Box
Crazy competitions, mammoth meals, outlandish characters…welcome to the world of GET STUFFED!
From the producers of the highly successful series The Shopping Bags, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, and Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call, GET STUFFEDis currently airing on OLN/Rogers.
GET STUFFED immerses us in the fascinating world of bizarre international competitions. Four trash-talking rivals push their mental and physical limits to best each other in feats of strength, endurance, and weird-ass sh*t. Winning is everything and losing means surviving a gut-busting epic meal of gastronomical proportions.
In this unique 13 x 30 min series, never-before-televised events – including Ostrich Racing, Worm Charming, Redneck Games and the Testicle Festival – share centre stage with unique food creations, with hilarious and unexpected results. Who will lift the trophy, and command the respect of the locals? And who will have to eat more than just humble pie?
Premiered: July 2012
Length: 13 x 30’
Broadcaster: OLN/Rogers (Canada)
Distributor: Picture Box
From the producers of the highly successful series, The Shopping Bags, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, and Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call, Buy.o.logic premiered April 3, 2012 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada).
Hosted by acclaimed journalist Isla Traquair and featuring product testing vignettes from Anna & Kristina, Buy.o.logic provides insights on how to live a better life by delivering up-to-date medical information in an engaging and entertaining way. With the help of medical professionals, products are tested and evaluated based on health, price and performance.
“Whether they’re comparing anti-aging potions or giving the runway fashions a real-life road test, Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic can be counted on to deliver their advice with a generous dose of humour.”
– Toronto Star Starweek
Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic’s fashion-forward series Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call is a magazine-meets-makeover show set to help viewers get to the roots and results of great style. Each week, our intrepid shoppers attempt to dress one gal or guy facing a fashion dilemma or looking to add some sizzle to their style. Armed with $500, a fascination for fashion, savvy shopping skills and the invaluable advice from the best in the business, Anna and Kristina try to land a look that will impress not only our closet-challenged candidate, but also a famous fashionista to boot.
Premiered: November 2009
Length: 26 x 30’
Originally produced for W Network (Canada)
Distributor: Picture Box
“Their show’s a hit, they’ve published a book, “The Shopping Bags”, and they’ve become media darlings…”
The Shopping Bags is where it all started. Anna & Kristina combined their background in broadcasting, their penchant for research, and their love of shopping into an award-winning show that took an in-depth look at shopping for everyday consumer products. Anna and Kristina tested everything from all-purpose cleaners to lawnmowers, mascara to the family car. And after all their tests and research for each segment, they determined the best product for the job, even though sometimes they didn’t always agree!