New Development Funding for Adorable Penny P Pug Pre-school Property.

New Penny P Pug Pre-school Property.


Susan Nation is pleased to announce that Hop To It was one of the companies funded for concept development in a highly competitive October 2015 OMDC IDM Fund Round. The funding will allow  early development and testing on the iPad App for the Penny P Pug Pre-school IP.

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The Penny P Pug Project also received TV and Digital Development Funding from The Pet Network and the Bell New Media Fund.

Susan is delighted to be working with a dream team of writers, editors, educational experts, developers, artists and consultants on the project.

Penny Mud

Penny P Pug is a curious adorable little Pug Puppy with a short attention span (similar to many 4 year-olds). She loves life, treats, games and most of all, she loves her big brother Digger the Dachshund (like a 6-year-old). They have some wonderful adventures in their  garden, starting with an exciting Pirate Treasure Hunt.

Digger Penny sleeping

Penny P has “things to see and things to do, things to smell and things to chew”. Many of the stories are inspired by Susan’s own children and rescue Kilo the Pug who is a bit of a pirate.

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Auditions For Kids’ Pet Club In May

Casting Call: Kids Ages 6-12 Who LOVE Pets

Hop To It are launching a new Content Hub, or CLUB, for animal-loving children and their families. Content will be displayed online, which will feature kid hosts and project ambassadors. Currently, Hop To It is casting for several kid hosts for this project.


Host Criteria

  • Must be from Ages 6-12

  • Looking for Boys and Girls

  • Hosts will be Ontario residents who live, AT MOST, two hours outside of Toronto. However, expansion to the rest of Ontario and beyond is planned for the near future.

  • Open to a variety of languages including French, Hindi, Russian, German, Portuguese and Spanish

  • Must LOVE and have a pet(s)

  • Hosts will be comfortable on camera, talking to new people and doing research on pets

Talent Hounds – Kids Pet Club

Pet ownership is one of the earliest forms of responsibility for children. Modern research indicates that having a pet benefits a child’s development, especially those with special needs, by building empathy, confidence and maturity. Animals also improve one’s mood and reduce stress by providing a positive and loving energy. Furthermore, having a pet allows families to get outside and be active regularly.

Kids Pet Club by Hop To It will promote age appropriate, educational, engaging and entertaining work (videos, photos, stories, tips, facts) and activities (challenges, games, events, quizzes). In particular, Talent Hounds will be presenting a video series on their website and youtube channel.

Overall, the Kids Pet Club goal is to create interesting, factual videos about pets and animals for kids by kids.

 Woofstock Toronto 2016 Auditions

Hop To It will hold auditions for 1-2 hours in the Children’s Activity Village at Woofstock being held at Woodbine Park in the east end of Toronto.

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Date: Saturday May 28th, 2016 (pending weather). We may also film a few auditions May 29th, if there is demand.

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Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Talent Hounds Pack

Happy Holidays from the Talent Hounds Pack

Wishing everyone peace, health, love and happiness.

2015 has been an amazing year for the team at Hop To It Productions. We have become wizards on social media, blogging and efficient video production. We dug deep into the international pet world. We completed our first Rom-Com Feature script and started on our first iPad app.,  kids’ picture book and animated series.

Talent Hounds - our dog empire continues to grow across multiple platforms. The three mascot rescues Rocky (Nina), Kilo the Pug (Susie) and Beau the Frenchie (Aria) are thriving. More TV, videos, events and blogs planned for 2016.

Rocky the rescue dog with his ball

Rocky the rescue dog with his ball

Check out the 12 Days of Christmas Video by Kilo the Pug

Pippy Love – Hello Hollywood - we completed our first phase of development on our romantic comedy movie Pippy Love with writer Jeff Butler. I may be biased, but I absolutely love it. Here’s hoping for production in 2016.



Penny P. Pug and Paco the Pug – we found an amazing illustrator, writer, animation partner, and app developers for our iPad app and children’s book. We hope to start development in January and pitch the TV series at Kidscreen Summit.

The Backseat Barkers – we are just about finished plans and a sizzle for our new blended family comedy series- too funny. We will also be launching a new Branded entertainment division in 2016.

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The Kids’ Pet Club – we are developing a new series for kids. Shooting the pilot in January. So exciting.

Tinderellas, Tinderfellas and Queen Bees – we are working on a new project about dating and mating in a mobile world (following on from our award-winning romance project, Cupid’s Cafe).

Ella and Luana - we are working on a co-pro tween cross-platform project with our great friend Silvia Prado (Zica)  in Brazil.

Several more major announcements for partners Nina and Paul (Beevision), and Susie coming in early 2016.

Hope to see you at NATPE or Kidscreen Summit.

All the best

Happy Holidays

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Another big Award at 2015 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival

We are proud to announce that the one hour Talent Hounds Documentary Mini Series won big at this year’s Worldfest Houston International Film Festival- a Gold Remi in the lifestyle documentary category.thumbs_wf-2014-blk-whtbg

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