Andrew Kerr


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. […]

Kids TV veterans launch Bento Box unit

A trio of veteran children’s television executives have partnered with Bob’s Burgers prodco Bento Box Entertainment to create a new kids and family production and licensing firm. In the Night Garden creator and Teletubbies co-creator Andrew Davenport (right) and senior ex-Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr will work together on Sutikki, the new Bento […]

Battle of the Planets cartoon gets a reboot

Classic animated action-adventure series Battle of the Planets is the latest kids series to get the remake treatment. Canadian producer Nelvana Enterprises is rebooting the toon series, which launched in the late 1970s and was itself an adaptation of a Japanese anime show, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. The new Nelvana series will target boys 6-to-11. […]

Paw Patrol added as Channel 5, Nick grow closer

UK terrestrial net Channel 5 has again turned to its pay TV cousin Nickelodeon, this time taking free TV rights to animated series Paw Patrol. Nick parent Viacom completed its £450 million (US$740 million) takeover of Channel 5 last month, and this immediately lead to the announcement of Neila the Knight, a series co-funded by […]