Kids


In-demand Top Tens: Euro toons (Sept 4-10, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics comes ahead of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this week. Our data, covering the major European animation-producing territories of the UK, France and Ireland, reveals it is family entertainment that is whetting viewers’ appetites. The chart covers the top American- and European-produced cartoons over the September 4-10 period. […]

Bejuba! raids BRB for sales chief

Canada’s Bejuba! Entertainment has hired BRB International sales veteran Emilie Pasquet to become its director of sales. Pasquet will be based in France, beginning her tenure at the children’s entertainment-focused distribution and production company at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse next month. The hire marks Bejuba!’s expansion into Europe. Pasquet in part replaces executive VP of […]

Sydney Sailboat docks at Hulu

US streaming service Hulu has taken exclusive US subscription on-demand rights to animated preschool series Sydney Sailboat. The deal with distributor Bejuba! Entertainment means Hulu will debut the 52x11mins series on September 26. The show was an ABC Kids commission, which airs on NBCUniversal-owned Sprout in the US. It comes from Essential Media and Entertainment, […]

Foothill CEO joins Genius Brands in sales rejig

Foothill Entertainment CEO Jo Kavanagh-Payne has joined LA-based Genius Brands International, though will also remain with the Santa Barbara-based distributor she created. Kavanagh-Payne has been named senior VP, global distribution at Andy Heyward’s kids and family company. She will support Stone Newman, who has been promoted to president, global consumer products, worldwide content sales and […]

ABC Commercial bags full Wiggles rights

The commercial arm of Australian pubcaster the ABC has taken full catalogue rights to programming, video music from children’s entertainment group The Wiggles. The agreement, described as a “multimillion dollar five-year license deal” hands ABC Commercial distribution rights to future releases and back catalogue content. Platform rights covered include CD, DVD, EST, TVOD, SVOD, mobile […]

Congé joins expanding Go-N

Marie Congé has joined French producer and distributor Go-N. The announcement she will join the Paris-based firm comes shortly after the news emerged she had left another French kids company, Cyber Group Studios. The deal reunites Congé with Go-N founders Eric Garnet and Anne de Galard, with the trio having all previously been at French prodco […]

Discovery Lat Am, TVO buy Cottonwood kids show

Discovery Kids Latin America and Canada’s TVO have acquired The Ollie and Moon Show from distributor Federation Entertainment. The deals mean the show, which comes from Federation sister firm Cottonwood Media, will be distributed in 25 new territories, including all of the Americas and most English-speaking markets. The animated preschool series follows a couple of […]

Kids still gravitate to linear TV

Linear TV is still the most popular way for kids to consume video content, according to new research from Nickelodeon owner Viacom. Its latest International Insights research shows that around the world kids use an average of five sources to watch TV and video content. Of those surveyed, over 90% said they regularly watch linear […]

Toon veteran joins Cyber Group as Congé exits

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has hired French animation industry veteran Raphaelle Mathieu. She will become the toon producer’s VP, sales, acquisitions and new media following the departure of Marie Congé, who has left to “pursue other personal interests”, according the Cyber Group. Congé only joined Cyber Group to replace Carole Brin last October, having worked […]

News brief: Disney’s Lodge opened in US

A Disney Channel EMEA series based on an Israeli teen music-mystery drama has sold to Disney in the US and Canada. The Lodge, filmed in Northern Ireland, will debut on Disney Channel in the UK on Friday, September 23 at 5.30pm GMT, before debuting on Disney Channel Canada at 8pm ET/PT and in the US […]

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