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Show of the week: “Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty”

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty is the newest Nick show focusing on Felicity – a part- rainbow, part-butterfly, part-unicorn kitty with superpowers. The 2D animated mash-up show follows Felicity and best friend Miguel, as they take on every challenge that arrives in the magical land of Mythlandia. Felicity can shoot glow sticks from her paws, lasers […]

Kids round-up: Nelvana’s China Tales, Cake’s Dragon, Jetpack hire & Crackerjack revival

Nelvana, WeKids partner on China Tales Incubator Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana, Chinese animation distribution specialist WeKids and animation software firm Toon Boom Animation have teamed up on a talent initiative out of China. The China Tales Incubator is to attract talent and uncover story ideas to develop, produce and distribute for audiences in China and […]

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed sells worldwide

Beano Studios’ Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed has sold to nine territories, including Rai in Italy, France Televisions and RTE in Ireland. Joining the European broadcast trio and via deals made with distributor Jetpack Distribution, Dennis & Gnasher will now also air on Emirates Cable in the UAE, VTMKids in Belgium, TV Derana in Sri Lanka, […]

Jetpack nabs first live-action title The Cul de Sac

Global kids distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired its first live-action property from New Zealand, The Cul de Sac. The show, which comprises three seasons of six episodes and targets kids aged 9-16, has aired on TVNZ2 and is programmed as early evening family viewing. It centres around Rose, who wakes one day to find that […]

Jetpack secures rights to trio of UK kids edutainment series

Kids content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired the international rights for three UK live action shows: Bumpybox’s My Petsaurus and Sixth Sense’s Our Family and Time for School. Commenting, Jetpack Distribution CEO Dominic Gardiner said: “The UK celebrates some of the greatest kids TV production and these shows are proven successes, drawing upon themes that affect many pre-schoolers, giving […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

Jetpack fires up Yoko sales

London-based distributor Jetpack has sold 52x12mins animated kids series Yoko into new territories. Canada’s BBC Knowledge and Portugal’s Canal Panda have both taken exclusive local pay TV and SVOD rights to the Russian toon, while Sun TV in India and Sri Lanka has taken pay rights. Yoko debuted in Russia on national channels CTC and […]

Talking Tom firm sold for $1bn

The company behind the Talking Tom and Friends TV series and forefather app has been sold to an Asian consortium for US$1 billion. Outfit7’s existing shareholders have sold 100% of the stock to a group represented by United Luck Group Holdings. The Talking Tom and Friends app and others other from the Outfit7 stable has […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: which digital service has the most potential?

It seems fair to throw this question to the people running digital services first. Hopster’s Nick Walters selects his own service as the one with most potential, but also sees promise elsewhere. “I think PopJam is really interesting and a promising take on doing social for kids in a way that’s cool, doesn’t condescend, but […]