Kids


WarnerMedia revives Hanna-Barbera for EMEA rebrand

US-based WarnerMedia is resurrecting its Hanna-Barbera animation label as it rebrands Cartoon Network Studios Europe. The London-based studio will now be known as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, adopting the name of the company originally founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1957, which is best known for launching iconic cartoon franchises such as Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, […]

TBI Kids: BBC Studios on the global reach of ‘Planet Defenders’

We often hear how the future of the planet and the animals that live upon it rest in the hands of the next generation – and this new series from the BBC Studios Natural History Unit aims to assure us that the conservationists of tomorrow have a firm grip on things. Kicking off last Friday, […]

Sandbox & Co acquires Fingerprint, launches kids’ SVOD with Hopster, Kidomi & Curious World content

UK-based children’s digital education platform Sandbox & Co has acquired kids-focused US mobile technology company Fingerprint to create a new SVOD service, Sandbox Kids. Fingerprint CEO Nancy MacIntyre will head the SVOD and its portfolio of properties, including existing Sandbox brands Hopster and Curious World, alongside Fingerprint’s Kidomi. MacIntyre will be focused on expanding the […]

TBI Kids: Nelvana’s president on why kids content is central to the streaming boom

As Canadian children’s producer and distributor Nelvana approaches its 50th anniversary, company president Pam Westman tells Mark Layton why kids’ content is at the heart of the streaming revolution. The global streaming boom has led to a skyrocketing demand for content, in all genres; particularly in the past year or so, with the launch of […]

TBI Kids: Globo’s “100% Brazilian” global content push

Tatiana Costa, head of kids & entertainment & channels at Lat Am giant Globo Group, tells Mark Layton about the push to put authentic Brazilian kids content on the map. Globo Group’s children’s unit Gloob has reinforced its role within the Brazilian media giant in recent weeks, following the launch of Globo’s ‘Uma So Globo’, or ‘One […]

Cineflix Media taps Banijay’s Tim Mutimer as CEO of rights, replacing Chris Bonney

Marcella and Tehran firm Cineflix Media has appointed former Banijay Rights CEO Tim Mutimer to head up the company’s global distribution business, ahead of the retirement of Chris Bonney. Mutimer will become CEO of Cineflix Rights later this year following the exit of Bonney, who in November revealed he would be stepping down from the UK-based sales […]

Kids round-up: ‘Paddington’ heads to China; CBBC & Family Channel return to ‘Malory Towers’; Kartoon Channel! lands ‘Roblox’ series

‘Paddington’ heads to China French production and distribution company StudioCanal has partnered with distributor Shanghai Senyu Media to bring animated series The Adventures Of Paddington to China. The series will be represented to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong, which kicked off with a digital version on 15 March. Shanghai Senyu […]

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