Gigglebug Entertainment

Gigglebug Entertainment moves into adult animation, preps ‘Soap’ from new In Stitches label

Helsinki-based animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment is launching In Stitches, a new sub-label dedicated to adult animated content. The new banner will be led by Gigglebug’s management team, including Anttu Harlin, CEO and co-founder, Joonas Utti, creative director and co-founder, and Beth Parker, managing director. In Stitches will tap into the talent across Gigglebug’s 100 in-house […]

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 […]

Nordic studio Gigglebug hires Disney alum as managing director

Nordic animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment has appointed Disney alum Beth Parker to the role of managing director as it moves forward with its international expansion plans. In her new position, Parker will work closely with Gigglebug’s CEO, Anttu Harlin, who continues to lead overall direction for the company. Together with Anttu’s fellow co-founder, creative director […]

Gigglebug expands with King Bert alum Pryke & ex-MTV Finland CEO Nordlund

Nordic animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment has appointed Lucy Pryke as creative producer and Jarkko Nordlund as board member and special advisor, as part of the company’s international expansion plans. Pryke joins Gigglebug from King Bert Productions, where she developed ideas for children’s animations, and has also previously served as a senior manager in animation at […]

Gigglebug, Kavaleer up for Cartoon Tributes

Cartoon Forum has announced the nominations for its 2017 Cartoon Tribute awards and these include prodcos from Finland and Ireland. Every year Cartoon Forum nominates broadcasters, investors and distributers and producers for Cartoon Tribute awards, which are held during its annual Toulouse event. Nominated producers include Gigglebug, Kavaleer and Germany’s Wunderwerk, as well as France’s […]

Disney heads to 101 Dalmatian Street

Disney Channels EMEA has commissioned an animated series adaptation of classic movie One Hundred and One Dalmations. The news of 101 Dalmation Street came as Disney’s EMEA arm showcased its latest wares at the Annecy Animation Festival in France this week. Both One Hundred and One Dalmations and Dodie Smith’s original 1956 novel were cited […]

WDR catches Gigglebug

Germany’s WDRmediagroup has added Finnish toon Gigglebug to its catalogue at MIPTV. The show, from Gigglebug Entertainment, follows a little bug with an irresistible laugh. An app based on the property is one of the top five preschool apps in 34 territories, and the TV series is forthcoming in April 2016. WDR has been providing […]