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AppleTV+ targets kids with far-reaching Skydance Animation pact

Apple has signed a multi-year overall deal with Skydance Animation to create kids and family TV and film projects for its Apple TV+ streaming service, positioning itself to compete in a market increasingly focused on offering stand out children’s content. The agreement between the US companies will begin with the Apple acquisitions of Skydance Animations’s […]

Apple TV+ orders Jane Goodall-inspired kids show

Apple TV+ has give a straight-to-series order to a hybrid live-action and CGI kids series inspired by the life and work of British primatologist Dr Jane Goodall. The series, titled Jane, is being co-produced by Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute. It is created and executive produced by J.J. Johnson at Sinking […]

Apple TV+ orders new science drama with Brie Larson

Apple TV+ has made a straight-to-series order for Lessons In Chemistry, a new 1960s-set drama, starring and executive-produced by Brie Larson. The series is to be based on the upcoming, unpublished debut novel by Bonnie Garmus, and adapted for the screen by Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant. Captain Marvel star Larson will play Elizabeth Zott, […]

Hillary & Chelsea Clinton launch prodco, unveils first project at Apple

Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to Gutsy Women, a docuseries hosted by former US first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, inspired by their book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. The order comes at the same time that the Clintons announce they have launched HiddenLight […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Reflecting on Apple TV+ one year in

Apple TV+ might have the world’s most expensive company behind it, but intense competition in the streaming world means there is no guarantee of success. Fateha Begum, principle analyst at TBI sibling OMDIA, tells Richard Middleton how the service has fared as it celebrates its first birthday. One of the most-talked about recent entrants to the […]

Kids round-up: Disney+ sets ‘Willow’ sequel; eOne readies more ‘Power Rangers’; Apple TV+ expands ‘Peanuts’ deal

Disney+ sets ‘Willow’ sequel series Disney+ has finally confirmed that the long-expected sequel series to the George Lucas-produced 1988 fantasy adventure feature Willow is set to enter production next year. The series is being produced by Lucasfilm and it will be the company’s first foray into non-Star Wars storytelling since 2015. Jon M Chu (Crazy […]

Apple TV+ expands docuseries with second order for UK’s Offspring

Apple TV+ has returned to UK-based producer Offspring Films for its latest docuseries, this time a show exploring the sounds of the wild. Earthsound will use the latest audio recording equipment to bring unusual and never-before-heard sounds from wildlife around the world to screens. The 12 x 30-minute series is being exec produced by Offspring […]

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