Kids


Kids round-up: Cyber Group, Future Today tie up for kids’ app; Happy Films takes ‘Bookaboo’ to Russia

Cyber Group Studios has entered a partnership with multi-platform distribution company Future Today to launch YayToons, a free app that features animated content for children aged 3-8. Cyber Group titles to appear on the app will include The Bellflower Bunnies, Mini Ninjas, Mirette Investigates, The Pirates Next Door, Adam’s Bakery, Zou, Balloopo, Mia, Leo The Wildlife […]

UK launches £57m Young Audience Content Fund

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched the UK Government’s £57m ($74.45) Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), devised to support the creation of new programming for children and young audiences aged up to 18. The three-year pilot fund, which is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Contestable Fund, will support free-to-access […]

Kids round-up: Hoho takes ‘Shane The Chef’ to global nets; Mondo TV preps MIPTV slate

Hoho Rights has struck multiple deals around the world for food-based preschool title Shane The Chef. The 52 x 11-minute animated series follows the foody adventures of ambitious and energetic chef Shane and his young daughter Izzy. A year since its launch on Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the title will head to Celtic broadcasters RTE, BBC […]

Kids round-up: Blue Spirit adds to production team; Showlab hires new distribution exec

Blue Spirit Productions has added two artistic producers to its team for separate labels. Caroline Oustlant will work on production for Blue Spirit and initiate new series as well as supporting projects already in development, including The Borrowers, which received positive reception at last year’s Cartoon Forum. Oustlant was most recently at Lagardère Group, where […]

Kids round-up: Nelvana’s China Tales, Cake’s Dragon, Jetpack hire & Crackerjack revival

Nelvana, WeKids partner on China Tales Incubator Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana, Chinese animation distribution specialist WeKids and animation software firm Toon Boom Animation have teamed up on a talent initiative out of China. The China Tales Incubator is to attract talent and uncover story ideas to develop, produce and distribute for audiences in China and […]

Discovery swoops for BBC’s Serengeti amid reported SVOD tie-up

Discovery Channel has swooped for the BBC’s six-part natural history series Serengeti from American Idol creator Simon Fuller, a week after it emerged that the channel is reportedly teaming with the British public broadcaster on a new natural history SVOD.  Reports claimed last week that Discovery and the BBC have agreed to pool natural history and wildlife shows for […]

TBI opens MIPTV Hot Picks submissions

It’s that time of year again. TBI is now accepting submissions for our upcoming MIPTV Hot Picks coverage, which will sit within our April/May issue. Our editorial team will review all materials submitted and select the best new shows across scripted, formats, factual and kids content. We encourage you to send the top content across […]