Ex-FremantleMedia exec joins Jim Henson

Former FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment distribution exec Amy Takahara (pictured) has joined US producer The Jim Henson Company. At Henson, she will be director of global distribution, selling shows such as Hi Opie!, Dinosaur Train and Doozers. She was formerly FMKFE’s manager of distribution and marketing. Henson has also promoted former Paramount Pictures exec […]

France Télévisions, Clan make Doozers play

France Télévisions and Spain’s TVE Clan are among buyers of The Jim Henson Company cartoon Doozers. Dreamia in Portugal and another Spanish network, AMC Networks International-owned Canal Panda, have also bought show in Europe, while the Okto channel in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand have also acquired it. In Israel, kids channel Hop! has […]

Cartoonito digs into Doozers

Turner’s Asian division has acquired Doozers for its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. It has already been picked up by Cartoonito in Italy, the UK and Germany. Richard Goldsmith, executive VP of global distribution for The Jim Henson Company said: “Cartoonito offers viewers the most […]

News brief: Asian nets acquire Jim Henson shows

Asian channels including Hong Kong’s TVB have acquired content from The Jim Henson Company. Among the deals, TVB has acquired a multi-episode broadcast agreement for Doozers, Pajanimals and Sid the Science Kid. Also in Hong Kong, PCCW has bought Pajanimals. In Europe, Finland’s Nelonen has acquired Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth.

Reinventing the classics

Children’s TV is something that binds and defines peer groups. With new versions of Thunderbirds, Noddy and various others in the works the commercial power of nostalgia is clearly intense, but when updating a classic respect and modern-day relevance are key, reports Jane Marlowe. Turner’s Cartoon Network was built with classic properties and senior VP […]

Discovery Kids buys Science Kid movie from Henson

Pan-regional channel Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired Sid the Science Kid: The Movie and Fraggle Rock spin-off Doozers. The Sid movie is a spin-off the Sid the Science Kid series and follows the title character and his classmate on a visit to a new science museum as they encounter a wacky professor, voiced by Back to […]

Cartoonito buys Henson’s Doozer series

Cartoonito has bought the animated Doozers series from The Jim Henson Company. The Turner preschool channel will transmit the series across the EMEA region from next autumn. Cartoonito is the first international channel to buy the 52x11mins CG series, which is a spin-off from iconic kids series Fraggle Rock. The show is a coproduction between […]