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Kids go OTT

As the gamut of entertainment mediums for children grows ever wider, Andy Fry profiles how over-the-top programming services are adapting their offers to garner attention, and attract eyeballs, from kids of all ages. In the last five years, kids’ media consumption has changed beyond recognition in advanced economies. The advent of OTT and on-demand technology, […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Dr. Dimensionpants

Dr. Dimensionpants is based on an idea from Canadian film director Brad Peynton (Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore). The emphasis is, producer DHX says, on the comedy in the action comedy toon. It tells the story of an everyday child, Kyle, who by chance finds a pair of ‘Dimensionpants’ – cosmic trousers […]

DHX’s Maths toon adds up for Canal+

France-based Canal+ has acquired animated series Monster Math Squad. The French premium channel operator has acquired the 50x11mins animated series from Canada-based producer and distributor DHX. The deal gives Canal+ rights to the show, about a team of number-crunching monsters who use maths to solve problems, in France and Switzerland as well as for its […]

Rastamouse studio Dinamo goes into administration

Dinamo Productions, the Wales-based kids’ TV firm that counts Rastamouse and Abadas among its credits, has gone into administration, TBI can reveal. The company filed for insolvency on June 26, according to UK business directory Companies House. Administrator Begbies Traynor is handling the matter. A number of sources close to the company confirmed the news […]

icflix global expansion underway

Upcoming Middle Eastern SVOD platform icflix has moved a step closer to launching in Europe, the US and Canada after registering its trademark in all three places. The service, which will comprise a mix of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic studio ‘Jazwood’ programmes and movies, is launching in the Middle East and North Africa this month […]

Rastamouse speaks to kids in any language

Greg Boardman, producer, Three Stones Media, talks about getting its hit show ready for international markets. Even though an international presale wasn’t part of the original funding plan, we were constantly aware of the needs of distribution pretty much from the start with our show Rastamouse. That said, whilst listening carefully to the wonderfully supportive […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]

Rastamouse and Wallace & Gromit acquired for BBC Global iPlayer

Global iPlayer, the international version of the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service, has acquired a handful of kids titles. It has inked deals with Aardman Animations and DHX for various titles. From Aardman it has Wallace & Gromit half-hour films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, and A Matter of Loaf and […]

DHX licensees more Johnny Test to Netflix

DHX Media has sold another season of its animated series Johnny Test to Netflix in the US. The Canadian producer and distributor has shopped the fifth, 26-episode, season of the series to the delivery and streaming service, which will make it available on the ‘Just for Kids’ part of its service. All previous episodes of […]

Rastamouse becomes Rastasouris for Canal+

Canal+ has ordered a French-language version of hit preschool series Rastamouse. DHX has inked a deal with the French premium channel and the local version of the series will be called Rastasouris. “Rastamouse is distinctive and unique, yet universal in appeal, due to the positive messages and themes at the heart of each episode, coupled […]