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Total Drama prequel to launch at MIPCOM

Children’s distribution company CAKE is set to launch the prequel to kids’ hit Total Drama at MIPCOM. Aimed at 6-11 year olds, Total Dramarama will re-introduce favourite cast members and revert them from teenagers to toddlers. Produced by Fresh TV, in association with Teletoon and Cartoon Network US, Total Drama’s original iteration aired in every […]

TBI Weekly: The billion dollar US pay TV drop

This week, damning numbers hinting US pay TV may face significant trouble in its near future emerged. There are some that believe that pay TV platforms may not have a future over the next few years and decades, as the industry continues to fragment and direct-to-consumer services reach astronomical figures in viewership and subscriptions. In […]

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 […]

TBI Weekly: Brand power could hold key for the future of TV

This week, it’s become clear that simply having quality content is no longer enough to drive viewers to networks. A core set of networks and providers dominate viewer time and those providing easy access to them fair the best, new stats show. So much for the brave new world in which anyone can compete with […]

NBCU, BBC execs in as Cake expands sales team

UK-based kids TV distributor has a new head of sales, and has hired former NBCUniversal (NBCU) and BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) executives to expand the team. Bianca Rodriguez (pictured) has been upped to sales chief, having joined the company in 2011. Working under her will be Julien Farçat, a former sales manager at NBCU, and Franscesca […]

Disney heads to 101 Dalmatian Street

Disney Channels EMEA has commissioned an animated series adaptation of classic movie One Hundred and One Dalmations. The news of 101 Dalmation Street came as Disney’s EMEA arm showcased its latest wares at the Annecy Animation Festival in France this week. Both One Hundred and One Dalmations and Dodie Smith’s original 1956 novel were cited […]

Cake cooks up Gingerbread toon house

UK-based kids company Cake and Australia’s Studio Moshi have joined forces to create an animation firm in Dublin, Ireland. Gingerbread Animation will operate as an “independent and creator-driven animation house” focused on high-quality kids toon content and original projects. It will also offer third-part production services and other solutions. Cake is best known as coproducer […]

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 […]

TBI Kids: Year in Review

Undeniably, 2016 was the year digital platforms established themselves as key kids entertainment market gamechangers. “Netflix, without a doubt” was the network that made the biggest impression across the year, says Halle Stanford, executive VP of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Many others agree with her – Andrew Cole-Bulgin of Komixx Media Group […]

Cake designs digital content JV with Diagonal View

UK-based Cake has partnered with digital studio Diagonal View to create content that will begin life on platforms such as YouTube before going to linear channels. The JV will be known as Popcorn Digital, and will create kids programming for global online platforms, “with the intention that certain IP’s created for digital AVOD platforms internationally, […]

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