Kids


CBeebies boards new Andrew Davenport show

UK children’s channel CBeebies has commissioned the debut series from the partnership of Andrew Davenport’s new prodco and Bento Box Entertainment’s kids division. The 50x22mins Moon and Me comes from In the Night Garden creator Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Bento Box’s Sutikki, which former Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr set up last year. […]

Disney launching Miranda Hart web series

Disney EMEA is launching So Sammy, a new shortform kids series from British comedian and actor Miranda Hart. The series will be made by UK indie King Bert, which Hart founded in 2014 alongside fellow comic and actor David Walliams, with backing from BBC Worldwide. So Sammy is the first original for the Disney Channel’s […]

Komixx, Worldwide team for Stanley the Hamster

Kids prodco Komixx and BBC Worldwide are joining forces for the first time and working up Stanley the Can-Do Hamster, an animated preschool series based on the William Bee series of Stanley books. Komixx will produce and Worldwide exec produce and take rights for its UK and international CBeebies net. Author and illustrator Bee will […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Worldwide kids: Miami and Liverpool beckon

With trips to Miami and Liverpool coming up, Henrietta Hurford-Jones, BBC Worldwide’s director of childrens, tells TBI about new and returning shows, and her kids TV shopping list. The calendar for kids execs is well-populated with kids conferences, markets, screenings and producer get-togethers, and Showcase comes just days after the Kidscreen event, which corrals all […]

Elmendorff leaves Studio 100

Patrick Elmendorff has resigned as CEO of kids producer and distributor Studio 100 Media. Veteran kids exec Elmendorff came to Studio 100 from EM.Entertainment, which Studio 100 subsequently bought. He has been at the company for nine years, latterly as managing director. Studio 100 said that the outgoing exec will ‘focus on his new job […]

Scherba upped in DHX rejig

DHX Media has promoted Josh Scherba and Anne Loi as part of a restructuring that brings together the Canadian content giant’s distribution and studio management teams. Ken Faier and Stephanie Betts also get new roles in the reijg, which the children’s content-focused firm hopes will “enhance synergies across its businesses to propel its global growth […]

Henson hires kids TV veteran Maizes

The Jim Henson Company has hired Sarah Maizes as vice president of children’s entertainment. In the newly-created role at the kids producer and distributor she will focus on the production of preschool and older kids content. She joins Henson having been a producer on Dot., the kids show Randi Zuckerberg created and produced for TV […]

Nickelodeon buys ToonMarty

Nickelodeon has bought global rights to ToonMarty, the upcoming Canada-produced toon series from Sean Scott, the creator of Jimmy Two Shoes. The Viacom kids net will put the show out across its international kids nets and has global rights, with the exceptions of North America, China and Japan. The 40x11mins show was commissioned by Corus […]

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