Andy Yeatman


Netflix fires exec over controversial Masterson claims

Netflix has fired its global kids chief, Andy Yeatmen, after the exec made inappropriate comments to those who have accused The Ranch actor, Danny Masterson (pictured), of rape and sexual assault. Yeatman is said to have told an alleged rape victim, prior to Masterson’s dismissal, that Netflix would take no action in the situation, as the […]

Smokey Robinson brings Motown toon to Netflix

Legendary musician Smokey Robinson and Netflix are working up an animated series featuring Motown hits from the likes of The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Netflix, Robinson, Josh Wakely’s Australia- and US-based prodco Grace: A Storytelling Company and Sydney-based Beyond International’s Beyond Screen Productions have come together for the currently untitled toon. Netflix […]

Netflix orders Spy Kids, Skylanders series

Netflix has ordered a raft of new kids series including an animated Spy Kids series and another based on the Skylanders video game (pictured). The US streaming service has greenlit new series from Genius Brands, Activision Blizzard, DreamWorks, 41 Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Spy Kids: Mission Critical, from TWC, will be a toon series […]

Stretch Armstrong to Netflix as original

An animated comedy series based on extendable-armed rubber kids toy Stretch Armstrong is headed to streaming giant Netflix. Stretch Armstrong will debut on the platform in 2017, alongside another newly-announced kids series, live-action drama The Greenhouse. Netflix has also lined up an animated version of the Lalaloopsy girls. Lalaloopsy will debut in the autumn of […]

Netflix adds older-kid originals

Streaming service Netflix has commissioned seven series for older-skewed series, taking its overall children’s TV tally to 35 originals. The shows are Lego Bionicle: The Journey of One, Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship, Buddy Thunderstruck, Las Leyendas, Dawn of the Croods, Glitter Force and Lost & Found Music Studios. The Lego series are based […]