Kids


Tiger Aspect to produce Aliens Love Underpants for Sky

Endemol Shine-owned Tiger Aspect (Mr Bean, Charlie and Lola) is adapting award-winning children’s book Aliens Love Underpants AND… into a 12 x 2 minute animation series for Sky. The show, to be labeled as a Sky Original Production, will be available exclusively to Sky and the Sky Kids app, and is part of a concerted […]

Amazon brings Mojicons to US

Amazon Prime Video will bring 26x11mins animated toon The Mojicons to the US. The move was facilitated by a deal between Mojicons distributor Ink Global and on-demand distribution specialist Janson Media. It comprises the TV series and two upcoming films, and follows broadcast and digital deals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and in […]

Hall leaves CHF post as committee takes over

Simon Hall is exiting his managing director post at UK-based toon house CHF Media Group. Animation veteran Hall has been with CHF, which was born out of Danger Mouse studio Cosgrove Hall Productions, since 2012. However, he is leaving “to pursue new opportunities”, according to a company statement. A new executive committee at production subsidiary […]

Peppa Pig grows as eOne preps more eps

Entertainment One Family is to once again expand its cash cow children’s property Peppa Pig. The company is lining up 117 new episodes of the Astley Baker Davies-created preschool series, taking the overall number to 381 by 2023. New episodes from season seven will roll out to the end of 2018, before the 117 in […]

Favennec exits Superights for Xilam

Superights deputy managing director Morgann Favennec is joining rival French toon house Xilam Animation. She has been appointed executive VP of development and global sales at Paris-based Xilam, and will begin her role on July 3. Favennec had launched Superights in May 2013 after French prodco Superprod hired her from French commercial broadcaster M6 to […]

Nick UK poaches Scripps programming exec

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has hired a Scripps Networks International VP of programming. As of July 3, Katharina Feistauer will be VP of programming at Nick UK, reporting to UK and Ireland general manager Alison Bakunowich. She was previously VP of programming for the UK and EMEA at Scripps. The news comes in the same […]

DHX buys Shortcake, Peanuts for $345m

Canada’s DHX Media has acquired the entertainment arm of Iconix Brand Group, handing it control of the Strawberry Shortcake and Peanuts children’s properties. The deal is for US$345 million, and will see DHX take 100% of Strawberry Shortcake and 80% of Peanuts, with the remaining 20% held by members of creator Charles M. Schultz’s family. […]

Disney Junior exhibits Gigantosaurus, Simon

Disney Junior Worldwide has pre-bought new Cyber Group Studios preschool toon Gigantosaurus, and acquired another French preschool series, Simon. The deal covers all territories, excluding India and Taiwan. France Télévisions and Super RTL in Germany already have local rights in their respective territories. CGI series Gigantosaurus is based on books from author Jonny Duddle, with […]

Emerging kids studios

In spite of the challenges, some studios that had been offering services on a work-for-hire basis are starting to build content creation into their business models, reports Jane Marlow. The fact that a company with the global reputation of Framestore started to “covertly” road test the idea of content creation two years ago gives an […]

Sander Schwartz joins Subway Surfers prodco

Former Warner Bros., Sony and FremantleMedia animation chief Sander Schwartz will oversee development of popular mobile game Subway Surfers into a TV series. Schwartz has joined Copenhagen-based producer SYBO as head of animation, and will develop Subway Surfers for TV, film and other platforms. “With over 1.5 billion downloads around the world, Subway Surfers is […]

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