Nelvana has closed a development deal with Grey Matter and United Talency Agency for the production of a new preschool series, with its working title, Happy Art Happy Life. Inspired by the work of the artist Romero Britto, Happy Art Happy Life follows Romero, a creative bulldog, who lives as a painter and sculptor. In other Nelvana news, the company is ready to begin production on The Most Magnificent Thing, a 22-minute short film based on the Ashley Spires’s picture book of the same name. To be directed by Arna Selznick, the film version will follow a young girl and her furry best friend in their pursuit to create the most magnificent thing.