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HBO Max drops 36 titles as WBD cost-cutting continues

HBO Max is to remove 36 more titles from its service, including both original and acquired content, as parent company Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) continues to cut costs. The newly merged WBD leadership has pledged to make at least $3bn in savings within two years and removing programmes with lower viewership could help the company […]

HBO Max & Cartoon Network to adapt African superhero comic ‘Iyanu: Child Of Wonder’

Warner Bros. Discovery has ordered an adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics & YouNeek Studios graphic novel series Iyanu: Child Of Wonder as a 2D animation for HBO Max and Cartoon Network. David Steward II’s US-based Lion Forge Animation, which was behind the Oscar-winning Hair Love, will produce the series, which is being created by […]

WarnerMedia rehires Christopher Ho to lead APAC kids’ networks

WarnerMedia has appointed Disney alum Christopher Ho as senior director of Kids Networks, overseeing Cartoon Network and Boomerang networks in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Korea. In this new Singapore-based role, Ho will be responsible for programming and multi-platform operations, as well as the content direction for the region’s channel brands. Digital and interactive initiatives including […]

WarnerMedia supercharges HBO Max, Cartoon Network with 300-hours of kids shows

WarnerMedia has commissioned more than 300 hours of new original live-action and animated children’s content, as part of a commitment to expand its kids and family offering across all its platforms. The content offering will cover original series, special and acquisitions for all kids age ranges, including preschoolers, 6-11-year-olds and family co-viewing, and will debut […]

Kids round-up: Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons on HBO Max; ‘Gormiti’ travels to North America, LatAm and Asia

  Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons’ on HBO Max WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max and Cartoon Network have commissioned Tiny Toons Looniversity, a revival of the 90s animated series Tiny Toons Adventures, with Steven Spielberg to return as executive producer. The show has received a two-season straight-to-series order, to be produced by Amblin Television, in association with […]

Cartoon Network, Adult Swim chief Christina Miller latest to exit WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia exec Christina Miller, who oversees Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Boomerang, is to leave the company after 15 years. Miller is to depart at the end of the year, with her exit the latest in a flurry of senior management departures since AT&T took over Time Warner. She had headed […]

Kids round-up: Youku deals with ‘Superhero Kindergarten’; ‘Dinocity’ goes global; Cartoon Network hires

Youku partners on Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten Genius Brands International has struck a deal that will see Alibaba streamer Youku joining as a co-production partner on children’s animated series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Genius Brands and Youku will co-produce 52 x 11 episodes of the comedy and action-adventure series, which will be […]

Hulu inks first-look deal with ex-Viceland, Adult Swim exec

Hulu is signing a first-look animation deal with former Viceland and Adult Swim head of development Nick Weidenfeld. Weidenfeld will develop and executive produce animated projects for Hulu, which is looking to further its impact in the adult animation space. The pair have a non-exclusive deal. The exec most recently worked as Viceland’s president of […]

In-demand chart: Kids TV Europe (September 11-17, 2017)

The top ten kids shows in Europe show old favourites reigning supreme across 34 territories. Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants nabbed the top spot. Parrot Analytics data shows that 1.94 out of every 100 people in the territories have shown demand for the show. The popular demand for the show worldwide has seen Spongebob receive the greenlight […]

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