Cake Entertainment


BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Cake sends Mush-Mush to Boomerang

Children’s entertainment distributor Cake has sold Mush-Mush and the Mushables into Turner-owned Boomerang. Produced by France’s La Cabane Productions and Belgium’s Thuristar in coproduction with Cake, the 52 x 11-minute CGI adventure comedy series will air internationally on pay-TV channel Boomerang, in addition to Turner Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boing and POGO in select markets, […]

Cake has Angry Bird Blues at MIPTV

Cake will launch new Angry Birds series Angry Birds Blues at MIPTV. The new animated series, which targets 8-to-12s, follows three bluebird triplets and their adventures on Bird Island. The series was teased at the end of The Angry Birds Movie and as a 30×2’30mins dialogue-free series is well suited to the international market. Angry […]

Wombles owner rejects £10m offer

Wombles rights owner Mike Batt has turned down a £10 million (US$16 million) offer for the famous British brand, TBI can reveal. An unnamed UK company – understood to be well-known in the children’s TV business and acting on behalf of a larger investor – made the offer, which included taking 85% of the business while […]

Cake MBO cuts ties with Zinkia

The management of UK-based kids company Cake Entertainment has bought back the 51% stake that Spain’s Zinkia previously owned. The MBO, which was privately-funded and closed yesterday, means Cake and Zinkia have ended all legal and commercial ties, including Cake’s representation of kids brand Pocoyo. This comes three years after Zinkia acquired the majority stake […]

Canuck animation delegation seeks UK copro opportunities

A delegation of Canadian animators and broadcasters is in the UK this week seeking to forge relationships with the local industry and capitalise on the country’s toon tax credit system. The British Columbia delegation will spend two days networking in London before travelling to Manchester for meetings with MediaCityUK-based BBC Children’s and local toon firm […]

News brief: Cake head of marketing leaves company

David Furness has left his position as head of marketing at Cake Entertainment. He has been at the kids distributor for three years and told TBI that he was not immediately going to another TV company, but aims to remain in the industry. Tania Reed from Cake’s sales team will cover Furness’s role in the […]