Digimon


Dekel to exit Saban Brands

Elie Dekel is leaving Saban Brands, the intellectual property arm of Saban Capital Group. Dekel has run Saban Brands as president since its launch five years ago, but is now leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to Licence Global, which broke the news. Joel Andryc, Saban Capital Group’s managing director, has been named interim president […]

Amazon buys Peppa Pig and raft of kids series

Amazon has acquired a slew of kids series for its streaming service in the UK, including preschool hit Peppa Pig. Amazon has invested in several original kids shows for its Prime Instant Video services and the acquired content will sit alongside those. It has picked up new episodes of Peppa Pig and 64 Zoo Lane, […]

Asia’s super heroes

Are Asian television companies finding new ways to reboot the animated boys’ action genre? Jesse Whittock reports on the latest shows and why international coproductions are leading the way. Comic book superheroes have created much of the global narrative around animated boys action programming in the past few years, especially since The Walt Disney Company […]

Marvista sees double

MarVista has just hit double figures – and figures miniseries, kids, features and TV movies will drive growth in its second decade, says CEO Fernando Szew. In its first ten years, MarVista has carved out a reputation for delivering TV movies and latterly live action kids content. The next phase will see it move into […]

ITV buys Digimon anime series

ITV has picked up the latest series of kids anime show Digimon. The UK free-to-air broadcaster has acquired Saban show Digimon Fusion from its distributor MarVista in a deal that also covers related licensing and merchandising. ITV will represent the brand for consumer products and licensing in the UK with the first products slated to […]

Saban rejigs and staffs up for new licensing division

Saban Brands has upped several executives and hired a new VP as it launches a new licensing division. The new Global Consumer Products unit will expand the licensing and merchandising campaigns for Saban properties, which include Power Rangers (above), Julius Jr. and Digimon. It will be run by Kirk Bloomgarden who will be senior VP. […]

Saban buys the Digimon franchise

Haim Saban’s company has bought Digimon, the kids anime series and brand that Saban first brought to international and US markets in the late 1990s. Saban Brands has acquired the Digimon brand and has right to exploit it outside Asia. It will team with producer and distributor Marvista, which will sell the TV series internationally. […]