Aardman Animation

Kids industry veteran joins Cake

UK-based kids distributor Cake has appointed industry veteran Rob Doherty as its VP of production. The former Aardman Animations, Disney and ITV producer will work closely with Cake CEO and creative director Tom van Waveren and VP of creative Emily Whinnet. His duties will include working on Cake’s slate of coproductions and overseeing production partnerships […]

Taylor upped in rejig as Wiseman exits Aardman

Alix Wiseman has left Aardman Animation after ten years with the British studio, a move that’s triggered an internal restructure, which sees Alison Taylor (pictured) upped to sales chief. Wiseman has been with the Bristol-based company for ten years running distribution of children’s properties, but has exited for an unspecified new role. Taylor has been […]

Amazon buys Shaun the Sheep, Ben 10

Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired exclusive UK streaming rights to Aardman Animation’s stop-motion series Shaun the Sheep and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Ominverse. The long-running CBeebies series are now available on the platform, and the deal comes ahead of Shaun the Sheep: The Movie launching in UK cinemas on February 6. A separate deal […]

Broadcasters get Bing Bunny bounce

Broadcasters in Australia and Europe have acquired children’s series Bing Bunny. ABC in Australia, S4C in Wales, Ireland’s RTÉ, Sweden’s SVT, DR in Denmark, Minimax in eastern Europe and VRT in Belgium have all bought the BBC preschool show, which is based on books from author and illustrator Ted Dewan. The deals announced this morning […]