China’s Youku acquires pre-school animation package from Dandelooo

Chinese streaming platform Youku has picked up a slew of animated pre-school series following a package deal with French production and distribution firm Dandelooo. The service has acquired more than 420 episodes in total for its children’s channel Youku Kids, including titles such as Hungry Bear Tales, Our Piggy, Kiwi, Kosmix, Cubs, and Pompon Little Bear, with the deal […]

News round-up: Yesterday visits ‘Retro Electro Workshop’; VOYO Bulgaria drama deals; Dandelooo takes’ Super Heroes of Nature’ rights

Yesterday visits ‘Retro Electro Workshop’ UKTV’s factual channel Yesterday has commissioned a new UKTV original series, Retro Electro Workshop a documentary series about the dying art of repairing electronics. The 10 x 60-minute series is produced by Hall of Mirrors and fronted by super-fixer Rob Howard, one of the UK’s last remaining full-time repair men of retro-electronic […]

TBI Kids Hot Picks: ‘Super Sema’, ‘Unstoppable Yellow Yeti’ & more

TBI takes a look at some of the most interesting projects heading to market as MIPJR throws open its doors in Cannes. Super Sema Producer: Kukua (Kenya/UK) Distributor: Cake Broadcaster: YouTube Logline: A heroic 10-year-old and her brother protect their African village from an evil ruler and his robot army UK-based distributor Cake recently picked […]

Deals round up: WildBear unveils MIPCOM slate; Cineflix explores ‘History of Sitcom’; Dandelooo picks up ‘Our Piggy’

WildBear unveils MIPCOM slate WildBear International, the distribution arm of Australian factual prodco WildBear Entertainment, has unveiled its new slate of shows for MIPCOM. Among them are Gem Hunters Down Under (6 x 60-minutes), a new observational documentary series that follows the quest of five gem hunter crews as they face extreme weather, intense danger, […]

Dandelooo adapts Dorothée de Monfreid’s ‘Les Toutous’ as kids’ series

French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo is adapting Dorothée de Monfreid’s book series Les Toutous into a children’s series. The 78 x 7-minute 2D animated series, A Day With The Dogs, is being showcased at Cartoon Forum next week, and is aimed at 4-7-year-olds and co-produced by Dandelooo and Barcelona-based audiovisual production company Teidees. […]

Show of the week: Margot And The Space Robot

Danger arrives from beyond the stars in this 2D animation, in the form of two tiny, but rather cruel aliens, who land in the town of Aquaville with a nefarious plans to enslave the local population. The only thing that stands in their way is an observant, but overly emotional, young girl named Margot and […]

Kids round-up: Paramount+ brings ‘Tainá’ to Lat Am; Youku acquires ‘Dino Dana’; Chefclub Kids leads Pluto TV partnership

Paramount+ brings ‘Tainá’ to Lat Am Paramount+ in Latin America has picked up preschool adventure series Tainá And The Amazon’s Guardians, following a deal with French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo. Based on the Brazilian films of the same name, the 26 x 11-minute series, targeted at 2-5-year-olds is produced by Brazilian production company […]

MIPTV kids round-up – updated throughout the day

Da Vinci strikes double APC deal Kids edu-tainment platform Da Vinci has picked up season one and two of Go Green with the Grimwades for Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa as well as seasons one and two of Zoe & Milo, for the UK and ROI, Netherlands, CEE, Asia and Africa. […]

Show of the week: Dounia

Arriving on the global market at what feels like a particularly resonant time, this 6 x 8-minute animated series tackles issues of war and displacement in a way that is suitable and informative for audiences aged 6-9. It follows the story of the titular Dounia, a young Syrian girl who is forced to flee her […]