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BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

Eye Present, Pictor adopt animated pug

London-based studio Eye Present and Ireland’s Pictor Productions are to coproduced animated content based on a book about a young pug raised by cats. Eye Present and Pictor have a co-development deal together for Flix, with an option deal now in place with the title’s publisher, Switzerland-based Diogenes Publishing House. Flix follows a young dog […]

Minecraft toon prodco wants more digital IP

The CEO behind YouTube-born cartoon Xephos & Honeydew is scouting for more digital properties, saying such IP is becoming “wrinkle cream for broadcasters”. In a panel discussion here in Luxembourg at Cartoon Digital on the challenges of new digital economy, Genevieve Dexter said she was looking for intellectual property born on the internet that can […]

Eye Present & CBeebies to co-produce ChuckaBops

Kids prodco Eye Present is coproducing ChuckaBops a new preschool series with UK channel CBeebies. Eye Present is the prodco formed by Genevieve Dexter and Jules Coke last year. Its deal with CBeebies is the first copro deal it has struck with a broadcaster and the 52x5mins dialogue-free series will follow a fast response team […]

Eye Present develops Minecraft-inspired toon

UK indie Eye Present has landed a development deal to work up an animated TV series based on the Minecraft avatars of a pair of YouTube stars. Xephos & Honeydew will be a 52x11mins toon based on the eponymous characters voiced by comedy pair Lewis & Simon, who run YouTube channels group Yogscast and to […]

Serious Lunch feasts on Art Ninja!

UK children TV producer Serious Lunch has taken international rights to a CBBC Saturday morning comedy art show. Serious Lunch will take Dot to Dot Productions’ Art Ninja! to the international market following a finished series and formats rights agreement. Serious Lunch has previously taken UK kids medical series Operation Ouch! to the international market […]